Land Stewardship

“Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Aldo Leopold

We are grateful to be able to advance appreciation of the North Umpqua River! 

Update: May 2020

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How lucky we are to live on the North Umpqua River which is one of the finest fly fishing rivers in the Pacific Northwest! People from all over the world come here to experience an incomparable river of the majestic scenery and exquisite blue waters. It also attracts rafters, kayakers to exciting rapids, and hikers to the North Umpqua Trail.

What an exciting opportunity for us to support the Forest Service to repair and renovate 7 info kiosks on the territory of the Umpqua National Forest along the North Umpqua River. This support became possible thanks to a grant from the Old Smokeys (aka The Pacific Northwest Forest Service Association which is an organization of 870+ retirees and current employees nearing retirement that support the mission of the Forest Service). They provide grants to other non-profits in WA and OR in support of the goals of the Forest Service.

We will form a volunteer veterans crew for this mission-oriented project. It also has a meaning and impact on different levels. Just think about it: These information kiosks will supply info to THOUSANDS of visitors from all over the world in the many more years to come. Another important aspect for us is that Mott Trailhead information kiosk will be completely replaced containing new information. It will be about FRANK and JEANNE MOORE, the stewards of the North Umpqua River.


This bench will be placed at Canton Creek Campground to honor and commemorate Frank and Jeanne Moore’s efforts of land stewardship

The North Umpqua Trail

has been cleared from Swiftwater to Fern Creek Falls

Dec. 2019