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.
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”
|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
Restoration Work Party
Saturday, May 16, 2015
9 am— Noon
Along Ashland & Bear Creeks, Ashland, Oregon
Park cars at Ashland Dog Park and walk downstream along Greenway path to work site along stream. We are working along stream just down from Ashland Wastewater Treatment Plant
Help with a restoration project which will provide shade for local streams to improve water quality and fish habitat. Tasks will include very careful weeding, grubbing around young native plants. Drop in volunteers OK; come for however long you can work.
Bring water and work gloves if you have them.
LUNCH provided, but you MUST RSVP if you want lunch.
Come help clean up Bear Creek near McAndrews Road.
Saturday, April 18th, 8am-noon
Gloves and LUNCH PROVIDED, register by 4/3
See attached flyer.
NEXT SPEAKER at Bear Creek Watershed Working Group Meeting
Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:30 am
Medford City Hall, Lausmann Annex, Conference Room 151
Presentation: "Large Wood for Bank Protection and Habitat Enhancement Techniques"Consultant Joey Howard will describe various techniques used for in-stream enhancement and restoration work.
Meeting notes from previous working group meeting here: NOTES