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
To celebrate, the 15th Annual Klamath Falls International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Veterans Park. The theme for this year's festival is "Why Birds Matter." This is a FREE family fun event with great education and outreach opportunities, with hands-on activities and displays.
We invite educational displays/activities, organizations, community groups, art exhibits, vendors, and entertainers to participate in this fun event. Download a Vendor Form.
Linkville Lopers will also be holding a 'Run for the Birds' to support International Migratory Bird Day. For additional information contact Dave Hewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about IMBD contact Cindy Deas at email@example.com or 541-892-0596
The Klamath Watershed Partnership has entered into an agreement with the USDA, Fremont-Winema National Forest to establish the working group Great Outdoors Alliance (GOA), which is comprised of multiple stakeholders who have a mutual interest in establishing long-term relationships to support and achieve a grass-roots approach to protecting our lands and waters and connecting all Americans to their natural and cultural heritage.
KWP and the US Forest Service both have a common vision to foster partnerships and connections across national, state and local levels, and to create opportunities for education, conservation and recretation in southern Oregon and northern California. This collaborative effort will work to:
- increase recognition and appreciation of this area;
- enhance existing resources;
- acquire funding for education, conservation and recreation; and
- ensure that all people can enjoy these asssets in the future.
The Partnership has hired Ellen Minichiello as the GOA Educator, who will provide public programs and conservation education as part of the Outdoors Alliance Participating Agreement. Originally from Massachusetts, Ellen started her career as Teacher/Naturalist with Mass Audubon 15 years ago working in several nature centers where education, conservation and advocacy came together. Many of those years she was in and around the ocean, her passion, engaged in self-studies in marine conservation through diving and snorkeling. She taught hundreds of school children about their watersheds, and offered canoe programs to engage city residents in learning about their actions on land and subsequent water quality (non-point source pollution). Ellen has also been a program coordinator, facilitator for teacher workshops, and a liaison for natural resource partners and communities. Ellen says “she looks forward to working with the Klamath Watershed Partnership as the Great Outdoor Alliance Educator to offer programs with other organizations and continue to teach outdoor skills and conservation education”.
If you would like more information about the program, or if you would like to participate in outdoor classrooms, contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.