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Planting for Success! Plant Native Species in Fall or Late Winter/Early Spring

Trickle, trickle. Splash, splash! Cold, clear water is vital to the survival of native salmonids and other aquatic species in our local streams and the Rogue River. Local restoration practitioners incorporate multiple strategies to improve water quality and stream temperature including restoring stream banks with native trees and shrubs in this area called the riparian... Continue reading

The Bear Creek Greenway Guide is Live!

Thanks to funding provided by the Carpenter Foundation and the Mace Watchable Wildlife Foundation and the help of many partners and the community, we were able to complete the Bear Creek Greenway Guide Application (App) using the ESRI Storymaps Platform. The app is available for free and is accessible online through the following link ( Continue reading

Salmon Watch – Fall 2022

Another Successful Year in the Books! With some continuing challenges, including limited hours for bus drivers for some districts, an instructor shortage, and cancellations, we provided field trips over seven weeks, bringing students outdoors to learn about their local watersheds. Thanks to funding from the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District, Central Point Rotary Club,... Continue reading

Bear Creek Restoration Initiative (BCRI)

Many local organizations have been working both individually and collaboratively to restore the riparian area along Bear Creek and its tributaries for over 20 years. In early 2019, after the Peninger Fire, Stream Smart members including the Rogue Valley Council of Governments (RVCOG) convened a forum of interested organizations focused on restoring the Bear Creek... Continue reading