Dwarf Mistletoe

Dwarf mistletoe

The next time you’re standing under the mistletoe, remember that it’s a parasite! Dwarf mistletoes, which need hosts in order to reproduce, are the most destructive pathogens in our Northwest coniferous forests. Read more »

South Fork Little Butte Creek Project

South Fork Little Butte Creek project

Little Butte Creek is one of five creeks included in the Upper Rogue Coho Salmon Strategic Action Plan, with many proposed restoration actions proposed for its south fork. Last November, we – in partnership with Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District – hosted an open house at the Lake Creek Grange to let local landowners … Read more »

Notes from the Executive Director’s Desk

From October 1, 2019 through the end of April, rainfall in Medford was about nine inches, nearly 6.5 inches below normal. Sitting at around 60% of average, it seems that we are headed for a summer with all the familiar consequences of dry winters: relatively empty reservoirs, low stream flows, and dry forests. This is … Read more »