News and Events

Bike Along Elk Creek: The Dam That Did Not Happen

This “bring your own bike” event will cover about 10 miles total along Elk Creek, the site of what had once been a planned dam and reservoir in the upper Rogue near Trail. Rogue Riverkeeper Program Director, Frances Oyung and Rogue River Watershed Council Community Engagement Project Manager, Crystal Nichols will co-lead the event. Learn READ MORE

Rogue Basin Water Action Community – 2023 Kick-Off Event

The Water Action Community flows from the ideas brought forth during SOPA’s Rogue Valley Water Solutions Summit last fall. Water League, which engages the public Water stewardship, is collaborating with SOPA to support the next steps that individuals and action groups can take to make a difference in the Rogue Basin. More than 200 people, READ MORE

Nature Pub Talk: Agate Desert

The rare, the spectacular, the natural history and the unknown The Agate Desert is a rare landform near Medford consisting of vernal pools and mounded prairie and home to rare plants and animals, including federally listed species. The Southern Oregon Land Conservancy cares for lands in the Agate Desert, including some preserves which were recently READ MORE

Bear Creek Stewardship Day Clean-Up

Come join your community on Earth Day for an important creek clean-up event! Sign Up here – we need you!  This is a Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism (SOLVE)-sponsored stream clean-up event. SOLVE is a non-profit organization and this clean-up initiative is part of their Adopt-A-River Program. Additionally, the event is part of the Bear READ MORE

Rogue Basin Natural Resources Sector: Spring Happy Hour

Do you work in natural resources planning + implementation for the Rogue River Basin? Then you’re invited! Come for an informal gathering after your workday to raise a glass with fellow restoration colleagues and Rogue Basin Partnership Members. Let’s connect as we move into spring!

Willow Staking: Coleman Creek and Bear Creek

In collaboration with M&M Services and Rogue Valley Council of Governments, Jackson County Parks is excited to announce the first willow cutting and staking event of 2023. The willow cutting and staking event is on Saturday, January 28, from 9am – 12pm. There will be a variety of activities including trimming branches, cutting stakes to READ MORE

Rogue River Watershed Council Seminar – Bear Creek Restoration

Description: John Speece, RRWC Project Manager, and Joey Howard, P.E. Principal, Cascade Stream Solutions, LLC, will present on a planned restoration project on Bear Creek in Talent, Oregon. They will discuss the Rogue River Watershed Council, the Bear Creek River Mile 19.0 project objectives, the design process, and outreach strategies. They will be available for READ MORE

Open Lands Day at Rogue River Preserve

Description: Bundle up and start the New Year with a peaceful visit to the beautiful Rogue River Preserve near Eagle Point. Join us at the next Open Lands Day for a guided hike or self-guided exploration. This event is free, but registration is required. Event Info: If you have questions about the day, contact Tara READ MORE

2023 Wildfire & Urban Landscape Symposium

Description: Discussing climate resiliency, fire resiliency, and urban ecology in the wake of the Almeda Fire. There are seats still available – email us at to reserve your seat. Meeting Link: 2023 Wildfire & Urban Landscape Symposium