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>


2014 Klamath Watershed Partnership Annual Report>

2013 Klamath Watershed Partnership Annual Report>

2012 Klamath Watershed Partnership Annual Report>


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:

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 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 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

Thank you from the Klamath Watershed Partnership



If you are in need of tree protectors for your small tree saplings, please contact the Klamath Watershed Partnership at, and we can make arrangements for pickup.

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Klamath Energy and Water Savings

Have you bought new nozzles, sprinklers, or gaskets this year?  
Have you collected your rebates?  

Getting Energy Trust rebates from your irrigation investments might just make for some great year-end savings. Rebates are due to Energy Trust by December 31st and forms must be submitted within 180 days of equipment purchase – don’t delay! 

Spread the word to customers, friends, and neighbors about irrigation rebates from Energy Trust.  People could be receiving sizeable rebate checks for any purchases made in the last 6 months. We are paying into these programs on our energy bills, we can also collect the rebates!For more information visit: or contact Bill Lehman, Executive Director, Klamath Watershed Partnership at
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Klamath Watershed Partnership is Looking for New Board Members!


We are offering the opportunity to be more directly involved with the Klamath Watershed Partnership and our conservation efforts.  This year we are looking at filling volunteer Board positions.
• You are already involved in the conservation in the Klamath Basin; we want you to be an active part of our Team.
• We need diverse talents in order to meet the challenges of the future: the more willing hands, the greater our opportunities for success.
• There are no prerequisites other than a willingness to join the team and provide your time at our quarterly 2-3 hour board meetings. 
• Whatever your background, this is your chance to have a direct and lasting impact on the water resources of the Klamath Basin.

• The Board directs the activities of the Klamath Watershed Partnership, establishes priorities, organizes fundraising efforts, and leads by example.
• The Board meets once a quarter/4 times a year and we often conduct business or convey information by phone and e-mail. 
• Information and operations manuals are available for background. New Board members will be mentored by current members.
• Board members are elected (and serve) for two-year terms.
• We are in the process of expanding the number of Board positions and find volunteers to help on Klamath Watershed Partnership projects.
• You don't have to live in Klamath Falls. Board members have come from communities throughout the Klamath Basin.

• Would you like more information?
• Would it help to talk to a Board member or one of our Staff?
• Would you like to visit us at the office?

Contact us by mail, phone or email.  Thank you!


Klamath Watershed Partnership Hires New Project Manager

The Klamath Watershed Partnership introduces Leigh Ann Vradenburg as a new Project Manager with the organization. Leigh Ann comes to the Partnership from San Antonio, NM where she was the Executive Director at the Friends of the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. There she directed the planning, development, and activites of one of the largest and most active refuge Friends groups in the nation. Leigh Ann has a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Ecology) and a Master of Science in Fisheries & Wildlife (Limnology).


Klamath Energy and Water Savings

The Klamath Watershed Partnership has partnered with PROSPER and Sustainable Northwest to provide assistance with key energy programs in the Klamath Basin.

Wheather it is nozzles, gaskets, solar, irrigation, pumps, lights, hoses, pipes, residential or commercial, new purchase or replacement - there are energy and water savings rebate options available. For more information contact Bill Lehman, Execituve Director at or 541-850-1717.
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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.

GOA New Member Handbook

Connecting People to the land through recreation, education and outreach.