Umpqua Watersheds

Umpqua Watersheds is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the ecosystems of the Umpqua watershed in Oregon and beyond. Its purpose is to monitor the activities of the federal, state and local agencies charged with the responsibility of managing forest and other land within the Umpqua watershed and neighboring regions; to advocate a sound stewardship ethic that sustains biodiversity and restores damaged lands and waterways; to improve communication with public agencies, private landowners and industry; to educate the public in the interest of informed consent and public participation in decision making; and to coordinate education, research and outreach projects by serving as a source of information on conservation issues.

Umpqua Watersheds was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2004 to 2010.

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Photo courtesy of Umpqua Watersheds.

Photo courtesy of Umpqua Watersheds.

Photo courtesy of Umpqua Watersheds.

Umpqua Watersheds Grant history


$3,000 - To protect old growth forests from logging in Southwest Oregon. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - To support organizational development training for the board of directors and staff. Opportunity fund


$5,000 - To protect and restore Oregon's Umpqua River watershed. Place-based conservation


$5,000 - To protect native old-growth forests in the watershed of Oregon's Umpqua River. Place-based conservation