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>


2013 Klamath Watershed Annual Report>
2012 Klamath Watershed 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 Reqards 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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16th Annual International Migratory Bird Day Festival
and 'Run for the Birds'

Saturday, May 9, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Veterans Park, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Did you know the Klamath Basin is located in the Pacific Flyway? Well it is! The Pacific Flyway is a major north-south route of travel for migratory birds in America, extending from Alaska to Patagonia. Every year, migratory birds travel some or all of this distance both in spring and in fall, following food sources, heading to breeding grounds, or traveling to overwintering sites. The Klamath Basin is a bird lovers paradise as over 350 species of birds call this major Pacific Flyway layover home!

To celebrate, the 16th Annual Klamath Falls International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) Festival will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Veterans Park. The theme for this year's festival is "Restore Habitat, Restore Birds!
It is a FREE family fun event with great education and outreach opportunities, with hands-on activities and displays. Some of the scheduled activities are:

- Canoe bird tours
- Bird house building
- Live bird demonstrations
- Local music
- Hands-on educational games and crafts
- and much, much more!

We invite educational displays/activities, organizations, community groups, art exhibitors, vendors, and entertainers to participte in this fun event. Clike here for a vendor form or pick up forms at the Klamath Watershed Partnership office located at 205 Riverside Drive, Suite C, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Linkville Lopers will also be holding a 'Run for the Birds' to support International Migratory Bird Day. Events are:

- 1 mile kids fun run/walk
- 5k trail run/walk
- 10k treail run

You can pre-register for the race by contacting Dave Hewitt at or visit for details. Packet pick-up and race day registration is from 7:45 - 8:45 am. Pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information about IMBD contact Cindy Deas at 541-892-0596 or


Klamath Watershed Partnership Seeking
Project Manager

The Klamath Watershed Partnership is advertising for a part-time Project Manager to work with landowners to identify and develop conservation/restoration projects.  After initial scoping with the landowner, the project manager will work with partners to further develop the project, identify funding sources, submit grant proposals, and oversee project implementation. Attached is a description of the Project Manager position.

If you are interested in applying or have any questions about the position, please send your resume to or contact Bill Lehman at