The rehabilitation of the meadow was a community effort. The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians provided equipment and volunteers. Additionally, the tribe’s cultural monitor, Tooter Ansures, was onsite to assist. Jerry and Ted Rainville volunteered their time to harrow the meadow damage. Students at the Phoenix School of Roseburg provided the physical labor needed to fill in the damaged portions of the meadow with fresh dirt. Douglas County Farmers Co-op provided a discount on fill dirt and delivery.
“The community generously showed support by donating time and resources to the rehabilitation of the campground,” said Dave Erwin, Recreation Manager on the Tiller District.
Erwin asks visitors to keep vehicle traffic off the meadow and limit human traffic there since the meadow is still in a fragile state.
The Umpqua National Forest would like to thank all of those who helped in rehabilitating the meadow at the South Umpqua Falls Campground. Forest law enforcement has received and followed up on information about those responsible for the damage. Additional tips can be reported to Forest Service Law Enforcement Office at (541) 496-4187. All tips will remain confidential. Contact the Tiller Ranger District for more information about the South Umpqua Falls Campground at (541) 825-3100.