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Our 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 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>

Klamath Watershed Partnership 2015 Annual Report


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Programs

Are you Contributing to
Non-Point Source (NPS) Pollution?

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 runoff picks up pollutants like dirt, oil, and fertilizers and carries them to lakes, rivers, streams and even our underground sources of drinking water.

Click here for suggestions on 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 us at info@klamathpartnership.org or 541-850-1717.

 

Klamath Energy and Water Savings

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 - blehman@klamathpartnership.org


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 the Klamath Watershed Partnership.

GOA New Member Handbook

Thank you from the Klamath Watershed Partnership!