How we manage natural resources is vitally important in the Rogue Valley. 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 directed at improving the health and vitality of our watersheds within the Rogue Basin. 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.
Work with communities and partners in the Rogue Basin to conserve and enhance the health of our watersheds by facilitating 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.
May 4th, 2019
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day @ Rogue Disposal and Recycling. For more information, visit https://www.jswcd.org/2019-05-04-household-hazardous-waste-drop-off-day-rogue-disposal-recycling.
June 24th, 2019
Forest and Range Day Camp. Registration is full, but you can be placed on the waitlist. For more information, visit https://www.jswcd.org/2019-06-24-2019-forest-range-day-camp.
October 19th, 2019
Bear Creek Fall Festival, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.bearcreekstewards.org, a part of the Stream Smart Program and the “Go Blue” Campaign.
October 23rd, 2019
Imagine a Day Without Water. For more information, visit http://imagineadaywithoutwater.org/.
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.
Project and Program Pages
Clean Air Act Campaign – Rogue Valley Clean Air
Salmon Watch (April 2013). Links to YouTube
Stormwater Public Service Announcement (2010). Links to YouTube.