Working & Service Groups

Working & Service groups share professional expertise, a common focus and coordinate restoration efforts across the Rogue Basin for the greatest possible impact to our natural resources. They rock.

Fish Passage & Instream Flow

A robust, interdisciplinary team of professionals are combining their efforts to improve instream flow conditions in priority riparian corridors and address high priority barriers to native fish throughout the Rogue Basin.

Native Species & Habitat

A place for restoration practitioners and scientists to focus conversations on recovery, outreach and on-the-ground needs and goals for multiple native species restoration projects in the Rogue Basin. The group is focused on pursuit of opportunities for outreach specific to our local native species, the use of native species for habitat restoration, and in-stream and terrestrial habitat restoration.

                                                                                                                   Riparian Restoration

Restoration practitioners from a variety of RBP partner organizations are working together to identify and prioritize riparian restoration opportunities in the Rogue basin and to establish a base of standards, resources and practices to support the increased pace and scale needed to reverse the loss of riparian habitat and accomplish Rogue Restoration Action Plan goals.

 Education & Outreach

The working group builds on the strong willingness to collaborate among partners who focus on outreach and education. It’s goal is to create a robust, basin-wide environmental education framework for partners to utilize and align their efforts.

Conservation Policy

A dedicated team working to coordinate regional & basin-wide conservation policy agendas to protect and decrease impacts of human activities on native fish and wildlife, water quality and flow.

Monitoring

We are working on monitoring issues and how to use the information collected to tell the story of the basin starting with water quality. Group goals include developing a monitoring plan, establishing data collection standards (methodology, QA/QC requirements), compiling monitoring locations, collecting data, data storage, identifying gaps, tracking progress, and utilizing data to prioritize projects and inform resource management decisions across the basin.

                                                                                                                     Land Conservation

This group is focused on increasing conservation, maintaining preservation and establishing connectivity of priority riparian corridors and high biodiversity terrestrial habitats throughout the Rogue Basin.

Agricultural Management

A diverse group of practitioners are working to engage with the agricultural community and promote agricultural best management practices (BMPs) to address limiting fish and water quality within the Rogue River Basin.

                                                                                                                     Instream Enhancement

A group that collaborates closely with fish passage, flow, and riparian revegation efforts to implement channel and floodplain reconnection in priority stream and river reaches to help restore aquatic flora and fauna in the Rogue Basin.

                                                                                                                     Forest Restoration

Throughout the Rogue Basin a number of organizations, partnerships and collaboratives exist whose primary, but not sole purpose is to develop and implement forest restoration initiatives and associated projects. The long-term objective of the Forest Restoration Working Group is to develop strategies for integrating aquatic restoration into forest restoration projects, and ultimately into comprehensive landscape scale initiatives.

Urban & Stormwater Management

We are working together on basin-wide stormwater issues, point source discharge, and urban impacts management to reduce the impacts on the Rogue Basin from our urban areas. Our initial focus is on smaller communities that lack the resources (staffing and/or funding) to implement programs. We are reaching out to the communities to hear their concerns, assess their needs and see how we can help.  Low impact development strategies, best management practices, education and outreach, and other measures will be used to reduce and eliminate pollution contributions from urban runoff.

Rogue Native Plant Partnership

Since August 2016, a group of agencies, private growers and NGO’s in the Rogue Basin have been working together to better meet growing native plant materials needs in the region. The partnership is currently working to streamline and sustain the seed collection and native plant procurement process.

Cooperative Weed Management Areas

A partnership of federal, state and local government agencies, tribes, individuals, and various interested groups that manage noxious weeds or invasive plants within Jackson & Josephine counties.

       Photo Credits

  • Simon Wray, Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife
  • Frances Oyung
  • E. Weir
  • Greg Stabach, Rogue Valley Council of Governments
  • The Freshwater Trust
  • Rick Swart, Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife
  • Lomakatsi Restoration Project
  • Greg Stabach, Rogue Valley Council of Governments
  • Bob Wick, BLM of Oregon & Washington
  • Kathryn Prive, Rogue Native Plant Partnership
  • Glenn Miller, Oregon Dept of Agriculture

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