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, post-fire monitoring, 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.

Educational opportunities for local schools and communities is a key component of many programs. RVCOG’s education programs are conducted with and for partners and municipalities that serve thousands of community members each year.

Monitoring local streams and the Rogue River is important in seeing how local conditions change over time and if our efforts are helping move towards 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.