supporting environmental integrity and economic stability within the Coos watershed  
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What is the Coos Watershed Association?
The Coos Watershed Association is a local non-profit organization formed in late 1993.  It’s a way for people with a wide range of interests to get together and develop the “big picture” of the conditions in the Coos watershed, and it helps individual landowners to decide how to manage and restore the watershed’s natural systems.

What is the Coos watershed?
A “watershed” is the area of land, from ridge to ridge, that ultimately drains to a particular body of water.  The “Coos watershed” is the area of land that drains through Coos Bay into the Pacific Ocean.  It includes all forks and tributaries of the Coos and Millicoma Rivers, and all of the sloughs and creeks that drain into Coos Bay.

Mission Statement
To provide a framework to coordinate and implement proven management practices, and test promising new management practices, designed to promote environmental integrity and economic stability for communities of the Coos watershed.

Board of Directors
The Association’s Executive Council includes representatives of local ranching and agriculture, small woodlot owners, industrial timber operators, commercial fisheries and aquaculture, environmental groups, tribal land managers, and local, state, and federal land managers such as the Coos County Forest, Elliott State Forest, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The Association's staff includes a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests. The Association is an equal opportunity employer and it is its policy to employ, retain, promote, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competence.






We're hiring!: Restoration Project Manager

Click here to access the position description and application instructions. Position is open until filled (posted 7/23/2014).



Public Talk: Modern "Minimalist" Salmonid Supplementation - August 8, 2014

Come for a public talk by Tod Jones, CEO of Astoria-based Redd Zone LLC, on August 8, 2014, 6pm at the OIMB Boathouse in Charleston Oregon. See the Events page for more info.


Closing Celebration: Natural Resources Summer Bridge Program - August 14, 2014

We're so very proud of the students in our inaugural 2014 Summer Bridge Program! Please come join us on the Southwestern Oregon Community College campus on August 14, 2014, at 4pm for our closing celebration! The event will include student presentations followed by a student recognition ceremony; light refreshment provided. Please see the Events page for more info.


















Coos Watershed Association :: P.O. Box 5860 , Charleston, Oregon 97420 :: Ph. (541) 888-5922 / Fax (541) 888-6111