Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) organization that helps watershed residents work together to improve the health of the Coos Watershed. These efforts are rooted in science and driven by the belief that balance between economic and environmental interests is possible.

What We Do

The Coos Watershed Association creates a local, non-governmental network and funding resource so that landowners can easily communicate their issues and opportunities, and explore ideas and techniques for land management and watershed health.

What You Can Do

The Coos Watershed Association accepts donations in multiple forms. You can even donate your time. Every donation you make, big or small, strengthens our watershed by supporting community based education, monitoring, and restoration efforts.


The Association is seeking a qualified professional to join our dynamic team and fill the multi-faceted position of Fisheries Research Project Assistant. This is an at will, 0.875 [7/8] Full Time Equivalent, hourly, non-exempt position with benefits. The Fisheries Research Project Assistant will work both in the field and office setting. The Coos Watershed Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) provider.

We are now accepting applications for the 5th annual Teddy Villers scholarship, which will be presented by Blue Ridge Timber and the Coos Watershed Association to a high school senior or community college student in March. Applicants must live in the Coos watershed (Coos Bay/North Bend and immediate surrounding area) and be pursuing a career/degree/training program in the natural resources such as forestry, biology, fish and wildlife, environmental science/policy, etc.

Application deadline isĀ March 10, 2021.

Hello Everyone - The application window is now open for the 2021 American Fisheries Society Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Internship Program. This is a summer eight-week paid internship available to high school students. The primary focus is fisheries, but the interns receive exposure to a variety of natural resource related work. The Coos Bay BLM hosts the interns, but with the help of many partners the students also work with a variety of other State, Federal, and non-profit professionals in the local area.

What is a watershed?

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It's a lot more than just water.

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