About

Welcome to the Siuslaw Watershed Council !

The Siuslaw Watershed Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides an opportunity for local people to plan and participate in the restoration of their watershed.

Watershed councils are volunteer driven organizations that develop and participate in community efforts to restore and protect watershed health, water quality and native fish populations. Every council is unique, and each council reflects the interests and land ownership patterns in their watershed. Councils are not governmental organizations and are not regulatory.

Anyone can participate in the Council! We help landowners fund and carry out protection and restoration efforts on their land. We form partnerships with industries and agencies to implement important research and restoration efforts. We provide educational opportunities for the Council and the community. If you are interested in watershed health, get involved! COUNCIL MEMBERS MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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General Meeting Wednesday, March  29, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Florence Public Library Bromley room – 1460 9th St., Florence, OR. Doors open at 6:00 PM

"Protecting, Restoring and Enjoying Siuslaw's Old-Growth Forests"

PAWN old-growth grove

PAWN old-growth grove

 

Oregon Wild has been working to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters since 1974. Oregon Wild's Western Oregon Field Coordinator, Chandra LeGue, who has 12 years’ experience working in collaboration with and exploring the Siuslaw National Forest, will give a presentation on the group’s work to protect and restore forests in the Siuslaw, including their collaborative efforts around innovative stewardship contracting and restoration initiatives. She will focus on the importance of old-growth forest ecosystems and highlight several areas in the central Coast Range known for their spectacular ancient forests.

Chandra LeGue originally came to Oregon from the midwest in 1999 with a degree in biology and a deep love of nature. She earned a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, and has worked for Oregon Wild since 2003. She is proud to engage in work protecting and restoring the forests and wildlands of her adopted home state. In addition to her work at Oregon Wild, Chandra has been involved with other non-profit groups and currently serves as the Board Chair for the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council. She and her husband live in Eugene, where she enjoys gardening, hiking, and enjoying Oregon's bountiful food, wine, and beer with friends. 

There will also be an Board of Director and Executive Director updates on various SWC projects. See You There!

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If you would like a membership or to make a donation to the SWC, please click here to to go to our Membership and Donation page. You will be able to donate online or download a form to send in to join or donate. Thank you for your interest in the Siuslaw Watershed Council!