In The News

November 20, 2019
An informative recap of an open forum featuring stewardship of the Rogue River in Shady Cove held November 12, 2019.
Upper Rogue Independent – Shady Cove open forum for river stewardship

November 16, 2019
A letter to the editor thanking everyone who participated in Celebrate the Rogue 2019.
Mail Tribune – Letters, Nov. 16 – Thanks for Support

October 25, 2019
Streamside Forest Recovery Week activity at the Smith Myer Roper dam removal project and interview with Helman Elementary school students.
Ashland Tidings – Students make Ashland Creek friendlier for fish

October 24, 2019
A highlight of Lomakatsi Restoration’s Streamside Forest Recovery Week activities in and around the Smith Myer Roper dam removal project.
Ashland Tidings – A Week to Celebrate Streamside Recovery

October 21, 2019
How a ‘fish-friendly’ dam in Oregon inadvertently set up a clash between spring and fall Chinook runs.
Earth Island Journal – Rogue River Dam Blindsides Salmon

October 20, 2019
An article about the planting being led by Lomakatsi Restoration at the Smith Myer Roper dam removal project
News10 – Lomakatsi works with volunteers to restore part of Bear Creek park

September, 2019
An influential article by Jim McCarthy in the Rogue Fly Fishers International quarterly publication, The Osprey, about the benefits of dam removals on the Rogue River.
Pages from the Osprey Sept. 2019 – Restoring Rogue River Resiliency

September 16, 2019
A report on fish barrier removals throughout the Rogue River Basin.
Mail Tribune – More Southern Oregon dams destined to fall

August 30, 2019
A highlight of restoration work beginning on removal of the Smith-Myer-Roper dam on Ashland Creek.
KOBI-TV NBC5 – Work Begins on Ashland Creek Dam Removal Project

August 27, 2019
A report on the Middle Rogue Steelheaders Salmon Derby that raised money put towards the RRWC Salt Creek restoration project.
Daily Courier – Middle Rogue Steelheaders’ event attracts dozens of anglers

June 19, 2019
A photo of a young participant of the 2nd Annual Festival on the Rogue and a fire fighter from Fire District No. 4 enjoying the day.
Upper Rogue Independent – Future firefighter

June 02, 2019
An investigation of fish barriers and potential removal along Bear Creek in Medford.
Mail Tribune – Bear Creek fish barrier no closer to removal

May 29, 2019
An invitation to attend the 2019 Festival on the Rogue event in Shady Cove taking place on June 8.
Upper Rogue Independent – Festival on the Rogue looks to hook travelers on Shady Cove

April 28, 2019
A Mail Tribune spotlight on RRWC board member, Bob Hunter and his impact on fish and water health in and around the Rogue River.
Mail Tribune – 1995 – He’d Rather Be Fishing

April 9, 2019
A report on the Rogue Fish Migration Day Festival annual event held in Grants Pass in April.
Daily Courier – Stream health education in the spotlight at Rogue River Fish Migration Day Festival

April 5, 2019
A newspaper announcement highlighting Rogue Fish Migration Day as one of many Grants Pass events in April.
Daily Courier – Plenty of fun to be had despite the rain

February 16, 2019
A report on RRWC’s Little Butte Creek restoration project and it’s success in fortifying the stream bank.
MailTribune – Fixing the Flow 

November 25, 2018
A guest opinion on rivers and wildfire in the Mail Tribune by RRWC board member Jack Williams and Executive Director Brian Barr.
Mail Tribune – Fire and smoke: our rivers at risk 

November 20, 2018
A letter to the editor by RRWC Board Chair Bob Jones reporting on this year’s success at Celebrate the Rogue!
Ashland Daily Tidings – Nov 20 Letter to Editor

November 17, 2018
Brian Barr had a guest spot on The Real Estate Show with Pete Belcastro on KCMX AM 880: live at 10 am.
The Real Estate Show with Pete Belcastro – RRWC with Executive Director Brian Barr

November 16, 2018
Ashland Daily Tidings reported on the Smith-Meyer-Roper dam re-profile project on Ashland Creek.
Ashland Daily Tidings – Making Ashland Creek more fish-friendly

October 3, 2018
An Upper Rogue Independent article detailing the artist selection for Celebrate the Rogue! 2018.
Upper Rogue Independent – Artist selection for ‘Celebrate the Rogue!’ 2018

June 27, 2018
The Mail Tribune highlighted RRWC restoration work in and around Little Butte Creek.
Mail Tribune – Water works: Remnant of ’97 flood removed from Little Butte Creek

June 6, 2018
A spotlight of the Rogue River Watershed Council sponsored Festival on the Rogue that happened on June 9, 2018.
Upper Rogue Independent – Meet the Rogue in Shady Cove

April 10, 2018
A Daily Courier report of the Rogue River World Fish Migration Day Festival & 5K Migratory Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash.
Daily Courier – Lots to see and do at first Rogue River Fish Migration Day Festival

April 5, 2018
An opinion piece centered around the Rogue River World Fish Migration Day Festival in the Daily Courier by Restoration Project Manager Alexis Brickner.
Daily Courier Opinion – Uniting community around steelhead and salmon at World Fish Migration Day Festival

April 1, 2018
The Grants Pass Daily Courier highlighted Rogue River – World Fish Migration Day & 5k Migratory Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash April 7, 2018.
Daily Courier – Entertainment

March 23, 2018
Listen to Executive Director Brian Barr and Jack Duggan on the Jefferson Exchange discuss land stewardship in the Rogue basin highlighting the Living On Your Land Conference April 14, 2018.
Jefferson Exchange – Country Dwellers Learn to Take Care of Their Land

October 23, 2017
Listen to Executive Director Brian Barr and Project Manager Alexis Brickner discuss recent and planned work to improve fish passage in the watershed on Jefferson Public Radio.
Jefferson Exchange – Rogue Watershed Council Helps Dams Disappear

May 23, 2017
A Guest Opinion in the Daily Courier by Executive Director Brian Barr on being a good steward of our waterways.
Daily Courier – Guest Opinion

February 5, 2017
An article in the Daily Courier highlighting volunteer work funded by an OWEB Small Grant secured by Rogue River Watershed Council for riparian restoration along Gilbert Creek in Grants Pass, OR.
Daily Courier – Gilbert Creek

December 15, 2016
Listen to RRWC Executive Director, Brian Barr on Jefferson Public Radio: RRWC recent and future work in the Rogue basin to improve fish passage.
Jefferson Exchange – Extending The Un-Damming of The Rogue

November 30, 2016
Listen to RRWC Executive Director, Brian Barr on KXL Portland radio: RRWC received a grant from Resources Legacy Fund and The William & Flora Hewlitt Foundation as part of the Open Rivers Fund to support river conservation efforts and removal of aging dams.


September 29, 2016
A grant for work on Gilbert Creek in Grants Pass was awarded on September 29, 2016.
Press release – Gilbert Creek restoration grant awarded

October 28, 2014
The watershed council merger from four councils into one is formally announced in a press release.
Press release – Watershed council merger to form the Rogue River Watershed Council