Klamath Watershed Partnership Mission
To conserve, enhance and restore the natural resources of the Klamath Basin, while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the regional economy and local communities.
Who is the Klamath Watershed Partnership?
The Partnership is a community-based organization that provides watershed education and restoration in the Upper Klamath Basin. A diverse Board of Directors includes members of the Tribal, agricultural and conservation communities, as well as representatives of eight local working groups. Together they help direct the activities of the Partnership in ways that sustain, not only the ecosystem, but also local economies.
The Partnership is involved from start to finish in a wide range of large and small voluntary restoration projects throughout the Basin. The project begins when a landowner contacts the Partnership with an interest in restoration work, such as riparian fencing to help reduce stream bank erosion, screening diversions, or a new irrigation system that uses water and power more efficiently. Staff from the Partnership then works closely with them to design a project that fits with their values and also pencils out economically for them. Learn More>
Related Reports and Findings:
Geomorphology and Flood-Plain Vegetation of the Sprague and Lower Sycan Rivers,
Klamath Basin, Oregon
This report summarizes all aspects of the study. Click here to read the report.
Restoration of Dry Forests in Eastern Oregon:
A Field Guide
To download a copy of the field guide visit: http://nature.ly/dryforests
Evaluating Stream Restoration Projects in the
Sprague River Basin
Click here to read the report
Stretching Water in the Sprague River Valley
By: Dani Watson
Click here to read the report
Proposed Upper Klamath Basin Comphrehensive Agreement
Visit www.kbwater.org to read the agreement.
Want to Help the Klamath Watershed Partnership earn donations!
You can help the Klamath Watershed Partnership earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here's how the program works:
- Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Klamath Watershed Partnership at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by non-profit number 82253
- Then, everytime you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the Klamath Watershed Partnership earn a donation!
- You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
- If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk at any Fred Meyer store.
- For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
Thank you from the Klamath Watershed Partnership
FREE FOR THE TAKING!
If you are in need of tree protectors for your small tree saplings, please contact the Klamath Watershed Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can make arrangements for pickup.
Wildlife Refuge Bald Eagle Nest Tour
Saturday, May 7th
Don't miss out on an opportunity to see Bald Eagles in their nest!
This FREE quided bus tour to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge will take you through an area that is otherwise closed to the public to view nesting Bald Eagles, among many other birds!
When: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Where: Meet at the Klamath Falls US Fish and Wildlife Office, 1936 California Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon
To pre-register call the Refuge Visitor Center 530-667-2231
Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation
Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) Festival and Run for the Birds race event which will be held on Saturday, May 14th, at Veterams Memorial Park from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. IMBD is an international event held all over the world on the second Saturday in May, to encourage and educate people about the importance of respecting natural resources, learning about bird migration, the importance of sustaining bird habitat, and how you can create your own bird habitat in your backyard. The theme this year is "Spread your Wings for Bird Conservation."
This is a FREE family fun event with great education and outreach opportunities, with hands-on activities and displays. Some of the scheduled activities are educational games and crafts, kayak bird tours, bird house building, live bee exhibits, and much more. Kids at the event will be able to participate in a "Bird Bingo" activity and will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a pair of binoculars and other donated prizes. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day.
Vendors and exhibitors are being sought to participate in the event. There is a
$10-per-booth fee for craft and food vendors and if vendors offer bird educational activities for children, the fee will be waived. Food vendors are being asked to donate 10% of their profits back to the event to help with future migratory bird day events. Click for a vendor form. Deadline for receipt of vendor applications is April 22, 2016.
Linkville Lopers will be holding a "Run for the Birds" event to help support IMBD. Events are: 1 mile kids fun run/walk; 5k trail run/walk; and a 10k trail run. You can pre-register for the race by contacting Dave Hewitt at email@example.com or visit linkvillelopers.org> for details. Pre-registration is encouraged.
For more information or questions about the event, contact Bird Day Coordinator, Cindy Deas or 541-892-0596.
Have you every wondered what non-point source pollution is all about? Well you have come to the right place to find the answer. Non-point source pollution (also called polluted runoff) comes from many sources and occurs when rainfall, snowmelt and runoff from watering your lawn and washing your vehicles moves over and through the ground. As it moves, this run-off picks up pollutants like dirt, oil, and fertilizers and carries them to lakes, rivers, streams and even our underground sources of drinking water.
There are many ways to reduce NPS. Click here for suggestions to reducing NPS
One of the ways to remind communities is to stencil drains as a reminder that anything that flows into the drain will end up in lakes, rivers, streams and maybe underground sources of drinking water. The Klamath Watershed Partnership coordinates drain stenciling projects as part of their education efforts about NPS.
If you are part of a group, school, etc. that would like to organize or participate in a stenciling project for your neighborhood, contact Ginny Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-850-1717.
Klamath Energy and Water
Identify energy saving projects on your farm or ranch to reduce
water use, reduce pumping needs, and save you money.
Klamath Watershed Partnership is providing assistance with key water and energy
savings in the Klamath Basin. The goal of the Energy and Water Savings Program is to help landowners by identifying opportunities to reduce energy consumption and
improve irrigation efficiency potential. We help locate cost share programs and grants to tackle the challenge of high energy costs, drought, and water shutoffs.
If you have recently purchased new irrigation parts, supplies, or
equipment, the following information may interest you. As a
Pacific Power customer, 3% of each bill you pay is held in a
trust and paid back in the form of rebates to those who submit
rebate forms with receipts. If you purchase nozzles, gaskets, regulators, or multi-trajectory sprinklers, you may be eligible for money back. This is an opportunity to reduce water use AND save money in the process.
You may be eligible for Energy Trust rebates if:
1. You are a PGE or Pacific Power customer
2. You are a Northwest Natural or Cascade Natural gas customer
3. You purchased the item within the last 6 months
To find out more about the options for rebates on regular maintenance purchases for existing equipment, new equipment, or upgrades visit www.energytrust.org/ag or contact Bill Lehman, Executive Director at Klamath Watershed Partnership -
541-850-1717 - email@example.com
See the rebate form to determine if your purchase
qualifies for an Energy Trust rebate. Contact us directly for rebate options available on
irrigation, greenhouses, insulation, and more.
Interested in Becoming a Partner of the Great Outdoors Alliance?
The Great Outdoor Alliance (GOA) was formed in 2013 to meet the needs of outdoor education in the Klamath Basin.
The GOA seeks to empower all Americans - citizens, young people, and representatives of community groups; the private sector; nonprofit organizations; and local, state, and tribal governments - to share in the responsibility to conserve, restore, and provide better access to our lands and waters in order to leave a healthy, vibrant oudoor legacy for generations yet to come.
The mission is to foster partnerships that support connecting people to the land through recreation, education and outreach. Our vision is that all citizens have the opportunity to recreate in the outdoors and learn about their environment thereby creating healthy, informed and engaged communities.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the GOA, please contact Ginny Monroe at the Klamath Watershed Partnership.
Connecting People to the land through recreation, education and outreach.