Janet Walker is a native Oregonian born on Bull Mountain in Tigard. She lived in Mill Valley, California, for forty years, where she attended College of Marin and volunteered with many environmental organizations, including the Tamalpais Conservation Club's Trail Crew; she also edited Marin Audubon's newsletter The Redwood Log for thirteen years. Janet now lives in Selma and serves on the Illinois Valley Watershed Council and represents the council on the Rogue Basin Coordinating Council. In 2007 Janet and Max Bennet published their book Field Guide to Shrubs of SW Oregon.
Rogue Basin Coordinating Council
In 1995, the Oregon legislature passed HB 3441, which provided guidance in establishing watershed councils throughout the state. The bill clarified that the formation of a council is a local government decision; that it must be locally organized, voluntary, and nonregulatory; and that its charge was to improve watershed conditions. …