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

Source One Serenity is committed and actively involved in serving our community through voluntary land stewardship projects within the Umpqua National Forest and Bureau of Land Management O&C Lands.

On public lands to date, Source One Serenity has:

cleared

23.5

miles of trails

rendered more than

607

volunteer hours

estimated value of

$10,333

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

Update: May 2020

Currently, we are working on other exciting projects. Do you want to be a part of the team?

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 was to support the Forest Service to repair and renovate 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.

In August 2020, we completed the the work on renovating five wooden interpretive kiosks. This was a rewarding project as these information kiosks will supply information to thousands of visitors from all over the world for many years to come. It was also a great opportunity for vets in our community to be able to connect in this small group. But September 2020 brought fiery destruction upon the land, leaving behind a devastating landscape that has affected many of us in this community. The Archie Creek Fire has reached far beyond the borders of the private and public lands it affected and has cast a smokey pall across our lives that will leave us all wanting the beauty that only Mother Nature can provide–open forests, meadows, valleys, and beauty of the Umpqua National Forest.

We were saddened that one of the kiosks we renovated was destroyed by the fire. The area around the Bogus Creek Recreation area was burnt beyond recognition. But thankfully, the others remain intact and untouched by the fiery wrath that raged through. As we enjoy our time along the Wild & Scenic North Umpqua River, we remember life is as fleeting as the water that flows bringing life into this valley, and that we must all do our part to preserve nature's bounty.


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