Welcome to Natural Resources
How we manage natural resources is vitally important to our region. We all are responsible for cooperatively cleaning up lakes, streams, the Rogue River, and providing a healthier, more livable environment for everyone.
The Natural Resources Department (established as the Water Resources Department in 1978) is involved in many activities throughout the Rogue Basin directed at improving health and vitality of our watersheds. Activities include regional water quality planning, endangered species conservation, water quality sampling and analysis, watershed education, and greenway planning and construction. The department supplies technical assistance and planning services to RVCOG members and other partner organizations, and provides staff support for multidisciplinary committees.
Work with communities 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.
Natural Resources Projects:
The Department's 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.
Bear Creek Stormwater Management Program (NPDES Phase II Program)
Year 4 Implementation and Year 3 Accomplishments and Reporting - Bear Creek TMDL for Bacteria, Temperature, and Sedimentation in Reeder Reservoir
Year 3 Implementation and Year 2 Accomplishments and Reporting - Rogue Basin TMDL for Bacteria and Temperature
Gold Ray Dam
Water Quality Monitoring
Whetstone Creek Restoration Plan Homepage
Gold Ray Riparian Restoration (2013). Links to YouTube.
Stormwater Public Service Announcement (2010). Links to YouTube.
Natural Resources Coordinator (541) 423-1370
Natural Resources Project Manager (541) 423-1366
Natural Resources Specialist (541) 423-1371