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>


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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Klamath Watershed Partnership is Looking for an Executive Director!

The Klamath Watershed Partnership is looking for a qualified and motivated individual to fill the position of Executive Director. This pivotal position will assist KWP in implementing its mission and goals through the Klamath Basin: 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. The Executive Director will increase KWP's capacity for self-sustained funding, improved communications between KWP and the community at large, and the development and implementation of strategic and long range planning.

Executive Director Position Posting
Executive Director Position Description

For additional information contact Matt Walter, Board Chair at 541-281-6827 or Ginny Monroe, Outreach Coordinator at 541-850-1717.


Living and Working with Beavers Workshop
July 21-22, 2014

For three years the Klamath Watershed Partnership’s “Beaver Management Team” has been working with landowners on mitigation projects to assist with nuisance beavers and a relocation program from lower to higher elevations where they assist with the eco-system.  The team has worked with landowners who want to remove their nuisance beavers and those who want them near their property.

The Klamath Watershed Partnership has teamed up with Dr. Joseph Wheaton, Assistant  Professor, Utah State University, for a Beaver Management Workshop - Living and Working with Beavers – July 21-22, 2014, in Chiloquin, Or.

Living and Working with Beaver Workshop Flyer
Workshop Agenda

Dr.  Wheaton is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University and a fluvial geomorphologist with fifteen years of experience in river restoration.
Beaver Information:

This two day workshop is intended for landowners, researchers, graduate students, resource managers, restoration practitioners, and others interested in the benefits of beavers in the watershed including the use of beavers for restoring rivers and/or streams.  The workshop will be both instructional and in the field at working beaver sites.  Participants are encouraged to bring waders or rubber boots for the field portion of the workshop.

Attendance at this workshop is limited.  Please make your reservations as soon as possible. Questions or RSVP to Ginny Monroe, Beaver Management Team, by
July 11, 2014 at or 541-850-1717.


Outdoor Education Events

Free Environmental Education program for Teachers

Klamath Falls is rich in birdlife year round. This gateway to further learning in science, literature, math, and physical health is supported and valued by local agencies and non-profits. Ellen Minichiello is an Outdoor Educator with the Klamath Watershed Partnership. She has been involved in non-formal education since 1998 through Massachusetts Audubon Society, Florida Hendry-Glades Audubon, and now here in Klamath. A life learner, she welcomes formal educators to engage in conservation about Next Generation Science Standards and how we can build upon what has already been started.

Join us in a day of preparing to feel 100% comfortable bringing children into the field to study birds in their habitats.

WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Start/End at Fremont-Winema National Forest Service, Klamath Ranger District Office, 2819 Dahlia Street (up the street from McDonalds and Burger King at top of hill). Carpooling to field sites encouraged.
WHY: To ensure participants are comfortable bringing youth to local natural areas to teach them to use binoculars and field guides. To help our youth appreciate bird habitats and be good stewards of our watershed.
WHO: Mentors, parents, YMCA staff, faith-based youth leaders, teachers, natural resource educators, Student Conservation Interns, and YOU or anyone you think would be interested!

Lunch included and all supplies provided. Space is limited. Registration required by phone 541-891-1273 or email

This project is sponsored by The Gray Family Foundation in collaboration with The Great Outdooes Alliance, coprised of the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Klamath Watershed Partnership, Klamath Basin Audubon Society, Klamath Lake Land Trust, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the City of klamath Falls Park Department.

Classes offered for outdoors women

Ellen Minichiello, Great Outdoors Alliance Educator, was looking for women with inner desires to spend time outdoors. But since the article in the Herald and News Newspaper about her outdoor classes for women, she does not need to look any further. The response has been great! No walks are scheduled at this time. Check back for upcoming events.

Weekly outdoor program starts Wednesday!

A series of weekly outdoor programs will be offered from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon beginning Wednesday, July 2nd in Klamath Falls city parks.
- July 2 - Moore Park: Science in the Great Outdoors
- July 9 - Moore Park: Klamath Basin and the Importance of Watersheds
- July 16 - Moore Park: What's in a Habitat?
- July 23 - Moore Park: Survival Skills and Navigating in the Wild
- July 30 - Conger Heights Park: Animal Olympics

These programs are being sponsored by the Klamath Watershed Partnership in cooperation with other members of the Great Outdoors Alliance. If you have any questions you can contact Ellen at

Great Outdoors Alliance at Putnams Landing