Natural Resources Programs and Projects

We work on a diverse range of natural resource projects including water quality, wetlands, riparian restoration, vernal pools, dam removal, watershed health, Clean Water Act Projects (stormwater management -NPDES Phase II and Total Maximum Daily Loads- TMDLs), Brownfields, Clean Air, Alternative Energy, and education and outreach.  We also coordinate an extensive water quality monitoring program and conduct laboratory analysis on samples collected.

How we manage urban runoff (stormwater) is important to Bear Creek and the Rogue River.   Click on the hot spots on the picture to learn more.

Stormwater entering storm drains discharges from pipes untreated into streams.
Sediment from a construction site directly impacts streams.
Students learn about water quality and watershed health by participating in field programs.
Students learn about stream macroinvertebrates as part of the annual Salmon Watch Program.

Education with local schools and the community in general is a key component of many programs.  RVCOG’s education program conducted with and for partners and municipalities serve thousands of community members each year.

Monitoring local streams and the Rogue River is important to see how local conditions over time are changing and if our efforts are helping movetowards making all streams fishable and swimmable.   Click on the hot spots on the picture to learn more about monitoring.

Water quality samples are analyzed by RVCOG Staff in the lab.
Sample collection and lab analysis follow DEQ approved methodology including QA/QC.