Roseburg Water Symposium "Protecting the Headwaters in an Extreme Climate."

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Friday, September 27th 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Roseburg Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR

Water is essential to all life and is rapidly becoming a critical, life threatening environmental and social issue around the world.Join us for an evening of information about the state of Southern Oregon water now and in the future. Presentations will be given by: Jason Dunham, PhD., Research Aquatic Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, will speak about ongoing work on water, beaver, and other species now in the Umpqua tuned to drought adaptation and developing tools that citizen scientists can use to quickly classify the flow permanence of streams to track expansion and contraction of stream networks and provide important information to use in modeling stream drying in relation to precipitation and temperature. Joseph Blanchard, Watersheds Program Manager, Umpqua National Forest Will present the findings of a recent climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation report for the forests of South West Oregon, conducted in partnership with federal land managers, tribes, research institutions, and other local interest groups. Focusing on climate change effects of water resources and infrastructure. He will discuss anticipated changes to peak flows, summer low flows, snowpack, and water use in Southwest Oregon how these changes may impact forest infrastructure. And will be followed by an audience question and answer period.

This FREE event is sponsored by Umpqua Watersheds’ Wilderness Committee and the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition.

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