Shannon Richardson

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…

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It's always nice to pause at the end of the year and reflect on how far we've come. Take a look at this year's Annual Report to see our highlights and tell us in the comments below what you loved about the South Santiam this year. Link to the report is in our bio and on our website. Happy New Year!

By Shannon Richardson / December 28, 2022
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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.…

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We're #hiring! The South Santiam and North Santiam Watershed Councils are seeking a Wildfire Adapted Communities Specialist to work across both the North and South Santaim basins. The North Santiam sustained significant loss and damage during the 2020 Labor Day fires, while the South Santiam has not experienced catastrophic wildfire in recent history. The watershed councils in both basins are actively engaged in supporting wildfire recovery, wildfire resilience and wildfire risk reduction. We are seeking a highly collaborative person with experience in community capcity building, wildfire risk mitigation, project management, and an ability to foster and sustain strong relationships and diverse partnerships. A link to the full position description, including how to apply, is in our bio. Please reach out with any questions!Photo: Image of the confluence of two rivers looking through the limbs of a tree.

By Shannon Richardson / November 29, 2022
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Come raise a glass with us! Tomorrow, as we celebrate the return of in-person Salmon Watch trips, you can help ensure that kids continue to benefit from this great program. Thanks to the generosity of @block15brewing a portion of ALL sales, both dine-in and take out, from BOTH locations will go toward supporting Linn Benton Salmon Watch tomorrow, November 8! Read more about the program in our linktree, and we hope to see you tomorrow!!

By Shannon Richardson / November 7, 2022
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Support Efforts to Revive the Kalapuya Language

By Shannon Richardson / 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…

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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 Shannon Richardson / 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,…

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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…

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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…

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