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Welcome to Natural Resources

Quick Links - Projects and Resources

Medford Bear Creek Restoration Information Page
Events and Meetings - NEW
Bear Creek Stormwater Program (NPDES Phase II) Homepage
Stormwater 101

Bear Creek TMDL for Bacteria and Temperature

Hot Spot Contact List - Water Quality
Bear Creek TMDL - Events, Tracking, and Reporting
Clear The Air - Air Quality Campaign
Rogue Basin TMDL Implementation Homepage
Riparian Restoration Homepage
Education and Outreach Program Homepage
Water Quality Monitoring (Bear Creek)

Bear Creek TMDL Reporting Page

Drought Information

Rainstorming! Water Quality and Stormwater Information Guide in Acrobat (PDF) format

Bear Creek and Rogue Basin Watershed Riparian Planting Plan (December 2010) 
Other Natural Resources Projects



How we manage natural resources is vitally important to our region.  We all are responsible for the health of our watersheds and waterways.  Actions we take and the choices we make can impact the health and liveability of our region.

Natural Resources (established as the Water Resources Department in 1978) is involved in many activities throughout the Rogue Basin directed at improving the health and vitality of our watersheds.  Activities include water quality monitoring, regional TMDL implementation and coordination, regional water quality planning, endangered species conservation, laboratory analysis of water quality samples, watershed education, and greenway planning and construction. Natural Resources supplies technical assistance and planning services to RVCOG members and other partner organizations, provides staff support for multidisciplinary committees, and board support for partner organizations. In 2014, Natural Resources became part of the Planning Department.

Mission Statement

Work with communities and partners in the Rogue River Basin to conserve and enhance the health of our watersheds by facilitiating the development and implementation of regional strategies, and by providing technical and educational assistance. We seek to achieve a balance between economic well-being and healthy natural systems.

Upcoming Events and Meetings of Interest!

Stream Smart Advisory Committee and Regional TMDL Project.  Wednesday, December 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at RVCOG.

Joint TMDL Meeting - Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at RVCOG.

Natural Resources Projects:

Our projects address a diverse range of topics including water quality monitoring, wetlands, riparian planting and restoration, vernal pools, dam removal, stormwater management (NPDES Phase II), TMDLs, and education and outreach. Click here for more information or on the project links below.

Project Pages

Clean Air Act Campaign Project Homepage

Grants Pass TMDL Page


Salmonwatch (April 2013).  Links to YouTube.

Gold Ray Riparian Restoration (2013).  Links to YouTube.

Stormwater Public Service Announcement (2010).  Links to YouTube

Last Updated:  January 2017

Natural Resources


Greg Stabach
Natural Resources Program Manager 
   (541) 423-1370

Craig Tuss
Natural Resources Project Manager      (541) 423-1366

Ben Moore            Natural Resources Technician                (541) 423-1371


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