The mission of the Bear Creek Watershed Council is to foster collaborative efforts that maintain, protect, and restore the Bear Creek watershed - an integral part of the Rogue River Basin.
The Bear Creek Watershed Council seeks to restore cool, clean, fishable, and swimmable streams throughout the watershed. We envision all people who live in the watershed working together to protect the health of the watershed while fostering a strong economy and community.
Watershed Exploration Days
Watershed Exploration Days will offer a full calendar of events aimed at raising awareness about the Rogue River Watershed including Bear Creek. Activities range from exploration tours to river clean-up events. Festivals, hikes, activities, and classes take place at various locations and run into the fall. Participating organizations include many local agencies and organizations who are actively engaged in watershed education and issues.
Come and explore the natural wonders of our beautiful region with fun tours, workshops and events. Most of the activities are free and all are open to the public, though several of the classes and tours require pre-registration. Many of the participating organizations will also take part in the Bear Creek Salmon Festival on Saturday, October 4.
The Bear Creek Watershed Council has partnered with local videographer/producer Ralph Bowman and the OR Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to produce a short video that will be shown locally on Southern Oregon Public Television (Channel 8 in the Rogue Valley). The video will be seen in 5 counties (Jackson, Josephine, Curry, Douglas, Klamath, and some parts of Lakeview and Siskiyou) as a filler between programs. Thanks Ralph Bowman and SOPTV!
Link to You Tube: “Bear Creek Drought 2014”
Larson Creek Fish Passage Project is in progress!
|TO REPORT A SPILL OF ANY KIND|
|CALL Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at 800-452-0311|
Learn more about the proposed merger between BCWC and three other Rogue basin watershed councils:http://www.upperroguewatershed.org/rogue-river-watershed-consolidation-information.html
NEXT SPEAKER at Bear Creek Watershed Council General Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014, 8:30 am
Medford City Hall, Lausmann Annex, Conference Room 151
PRESENTATION: "Gold Ray Dam Removal Monitoring Results"
Southern Oregon University has been monitoring the effects of removing Gold Ray Dam in regards to the geomorphic and wetland character of the former Kelly Slough area. There has been one year of pre-removal monitoring and three years of post-removal monitoring which has resulted in some interesting preliminary finding.
Presenters: Craig Tuss, Project Manager at RVCOG, Eric Dittmer, Southern Oregon University & Robert Coffan, Principal Hydrologist, Katalyst Consutling,
For more information, contact Council Coordinator
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