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Do you own or manage a small woodlot in Southern Oregon? Are you thinking about acquiring property? Are you a land manager, logger, arborist or simply a natural resource enthusiast? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this conference is for you! Tree School Umpqua features 3…

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Howdy everyone! We’ve had more amazing weather lately with sunshine and low to mid-60s, not to be confused with the Midwest and their negative mid-60s. This is with the windchill factored in mind you, but regardless I still think we win in terms of best weather in America this winter.

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Howdy everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the chilly, frosty mornings, the honking of geese flying to warmer climes and the clear blue sunny skies that we have been having.

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The New Year is here and with that comes change, especially for those of us involved in the area of outdoor recreation. 2019 brings significant changes that will take some getting used. Along with our partners with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, we’re here to help you navigate t…

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery staff are reporting an unusual level of loss among spring Chinook eggs and newly hatched fish at Cole Rivers Hatchery. Agency fish health specialists believe an algae overload and aging infrastructure is the likely cause of the loss.

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Howdy everyone! The ocean has been great lately if you are a fish because no one has been able to get out and catch you. In fact, this coming Sunday, we are expected to have seven to nine-foot wind waves with 22 foot swells thrown into the mix. Yep, great days to be a fish.

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Howdy everyone! Shore Acres Park is in full swing here locally and if you haven’t had the chance to see the hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights that adorn the lush greenery and botanical gardens you are doing yourself a huge disservice. Grab the kids, your spouse, neighbors, strangers …

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Only a day and a half drive from Douglas County is one of the most accessible, spectacular and pristine wilderness areas in the U.S. — the Bridger Wilderness in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Thousands of backpackers, fishermen and alpinists have already discovered this paradise for outdoor ent…

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Whether it was a hiding place of emotions or a place to give thanks for life’s blessings, or simply a beautiful place to hunt elk, it really didn’t matter.

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Imagine Diamond Lake and you’ll probably picture camping near the water or fishing for trout. Generations of visitors have enjoyed spending time at a campsite near the lake or overnighting at the Diamond Lake Resort.

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Here in Douglas County we are blessed with a vast variety of habitats, from alpine peaks to oak savannas to frothy shores of the Pacific Ocean. Birds are picky about their homes and habitats, so as you can imagine, we have a lot of distinct species that find homes in our diverse array of hab…

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I have yet to meet a person who is not curious when they see an interesting beetle, or a gorgeous black-and-white snake, a colorful butterfly or a kind of flower they have not seen before. Curiosity and wonder are hallmarks of being human and the basic instincts of a naturalist. We wonder wh…

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When most anglers look to fall fishing in the Umpqua River, they think of fall Chinook salmon.

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Every year in late winter and early spring, about 85 to 100 climbing areas nationwide are closed to protect birds of prey during their nesting period. Many of these seasonal bans on climbing are large-scale, fixed closures of entire cliff faces. The peregrine falcon, whose nesting period run…

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The Umpqua River is one of Oregon’s largest estuaries; however, high freshwater influence makes the bay seasonal for crabbing.

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Starting in December, The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be introducing a new system that will change how people hunt and fish in Oregon. A new electronic licensing system, which includes an app for use on smartphones and tablet computers, will allow for hunters and anglers to p…