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“Upriver” screen showing Feb. 23!

By Webmaster / February 7, 2023
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The South Santiam Watershed Council will host a screening of the hour-long film “UPRIVER” on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 6:00 pm at this location: Barsideous Brewing (meeting room in the back)7644 S. Main StLebanon, OR 97355 This film highlights river conservation efforts through the Willamette River basin and was made by local film makers…

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You’re Invited!

By Shannon Richardson / January 3, 2023
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Over the last year, the council has engaged with Resilient Headwaters, a community-led coalition creating an intentional, strategic pathway to manage the increase in popularity of outdoor recreation, and leverage it to bolster the Santiam Canyon community’s future. Join us to talk about the Resilient Headwaters vision, what our goals are, share your ideas, and…

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2022 Annual Report

By Shannon Richardson / December 28, 2022
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Somehow, 2022 has come to a close. Take a look at our 2022 Annual Report for a quick wrap-up on the year, and what we’re looking forward to in 2023. In January, we’ll start meeting every-other-month on the third Tuesday at 4pm at the Lebanon Senior Center. You are always welcome to join those meetings,…

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We’re Hiring!

By Shannon Richardson / November 22, 2022
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The South and North Santiam Watershed Councils are hiring one shared position to work across both basins. The person in this position will work to support and sustain wildfire recovery, wildfire risk reduction and wildfire resilience at the community level. Please take a look at the full position description for more information!

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It's the first day of Outdoor School 2022!!! No filter needed for this absolutely bluebird day. We're excited to welcome Sweet Home SD 6th graders to Camp Tadmor today for our first in-person ODS since 2019. Thanks to our volunteers and partners who are here to help kids have the best outdoor learning experience possible, and to OSU Extension/Measure 99 funding for getting every kid in Oregon outdoors. #usfs #odfw #nokidleftinside #outdoorschool #camptadmor #sweethomeoregon #coyleoutside #hsixdesigns

By Webmaster / May 31, 2022
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Support Efforts to Revive the Kalapuya Language

By Mike Vernon / March 23, 2022
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The Kalapuya peoples are the original inhabitants of the South Santiam basin and beyond. Many Kalapuya are now members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians. Decades of effort to document the Kalapuya language have resulted in the recent publication of the Kalapuya Dictionary. A first run…

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Our 2021 Annual Report

By Shannon Richardson / December 30, 2021
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I’m pleased to present our 2021 annual report. We’re grateful to everyone who contributed this year, in so many different ways. Happy New Year to all of you!

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New Research Suggests Thinning Treatments Can Reduce Severe Fire Risk For Years

By Mike Vernon / October 12, 2021
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Prescribed fire is an important tool for land managers seeking to reduce fuels, protect communities, and restore historic conditions in fire-prone forest types. However, due to liability issues, agency capacity, and smoke restrictions, the application of prescribed fire lags behind treatment of forests through thinning. A recent study published in Forest Ecology and Management investigated…

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BLT Poker Run: September 11, 2021

By Shannon Richardson / August 10, 2021
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This fun event will help promote existing trail use within Lebanon and raise funds for continuing trail development into the future! Participants will walk, stroll, ride, roll and trot along segments of Lebanon’s trail system, visiting “poker dealers” hosted by local businesses along the way. The event starts at 9 am, dealers are available until…

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Linn-Benton Salmon Watch Volunteer Trainings: August 26 and September 11

By Shannon Richardson / August 10, 2021
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Our Salmon Watch season is right around the corner and after last year’s COVID-related hiatus, we are eager to return to in-person programming! This outdoor experiential education program helps 5th and 6th graders explore their watershed through the lens of salmon ecology. Small groups of students rotate through four stations—Water Quality, Riparian Areas, Macroinvertebrates, and…

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