KWP is engaged in stream projects across the spectrum, from assessments to erosion control, riparian fencing to beavers, and nonpoint source education to revegetation. Below are some of our recent efforts.
RIPARIAN FENCING & OFF-STREAM WATER
KWP develops fencing and off-stream water projects to support rancher objectives for cattle forage and clean water while promoting riparian vegetation. Watering access points or hardened crossings may also be eligible projects. Check out our Riparian Grazing Management brochure for more information.
KWP supports Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) Assessments in the Klamath Basin by providing trained staff for assessment teams. KWP also supports fish habitat assessments by Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife through grant writing and project management.
EROSION CONTROL & REVEGETATION
KWP works with landowners to address bank stabilization through the introduction of wood structures to reduce erosion, promote vegetation, and provide instream structure for fish habitat. Where banks are relatively stable and protected from grazing, revegetation can help jumpstart a robust riparian plant community.
NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION
KWP partners with State and local offices to promote protection of our waters by reducing nonpoint source pollution. Education messaging encouraging responsible waste disposal can be seen at Klamath Falls sewer drains, at boat ramps, and in city parks.
KWP has provided outreach and education regarding living and working with beavers for many years, and is now supporting research and efforts at restoration of beavers through partner programs. Check out our Living and Working with Beavers brochure.