Coos Curry Small Woodlands Association

Coos Curry Small Woodlands

Providing Resources and Information for Coos and Curry Country Small Woodland Owners

Watershed Councils

Watershed councils are locally organized, voluntary, non-regulatory groups established to improve the conditions of watersheds in their local area. Councils are required to represent the interests in the basin and be balanced in their makeup. The official definition of a watershed council is described in Oregon Revised Statute 541.388.

Bringing together local stakeholders from private, local, state, and federal interests in a partnership, councils plan watershed protection and restoration strategies in a holistic way--from ridge top to ridge top, and from headwaters to mouth. Through this watershed partnership, council members collaborate to identify issues, promote cooperative solutions, focus resources, agree on goals for watershed protection and enhancement, and foster communication among all watershed interests.

There are several Watershed Councils within Coos and Curry Counties.

South CoastWatershed Council

Harry Hoogesteger
PO Box 1614 Gold Beach OR 97444
(541) 247-2755
(541) 247-0408 (fax)

Lower Rogue Watershed Council

Maggie McHugh
PO Box 666 Gold Beach OR 97444
(541) 247-2755 ext. 4#
(541) 247-0408 (fax)

Coos Watershed Association

Jon Souder
PO Box 5860 Coos Bay OR 97420
(541) 888-5922
(541) 888-6111 (fax)

Coquille Watershed Association

Dennis Wise
55153 Picture Valley Road Coquille OR 97423
(541) 572-2541
(541) 572-0193 (fax)

Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership

Mike Mader
PO Box L Lakeside OR 97449
(541) 759-2414
(541) 759-3711 (fax)

For more information, see also the Network of Oregon Watershed Councils.

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