Category Archives: Watershed Enhancement Board

Lower John Day Working Group receives state partnership award

The Lower John Day Working Group, one of four pilot projects for place-based water resources planning, has received a Partnership Award from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. A local effort to study water resources in the Lower John Day Basin of north-central Oregon is garnering statewide recognition. The Lower John Day Working Group is one […]
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OWEB awards grant for conservation easement near Painted Hills

Blue Mountain Land Trust, of Walla Walla, Wash., has received funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to purchase a conservation easement at Canyon Creek Ranch near the Painted Hills in Wheeler County, Ore. A nonprofit land trust based in Walla Walla, Wash., plans to buy a conservation easement to protect three miles of steelhead […]
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Local watershed projects get state funding

The Watershed Enhancement Board provided $16 million in grants to 23 projects statewide. Several North Coast conservation projects have received funding from the state Watershed Enhancement Board. Source: Local watershed projects get state funding – Local News – The Daily Astorian

OWEB awards grant for conservation easement near Painted Hills

Blue Mountain Land Trust, of Walla Walla, Wash., has received funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to purchase a conservation easement at Canyon Creek Ranch near the Painted Hills in Wheeler County, Ore. A nonprofit land trust based in Walla Walla plans to buy a conservation easement to protect three miles of steelhead spawning […]
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State funds $3.3 million in C.O. conservation projects

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board voted Tuesday to grant more than $16 million to 113 voluntary conservation projects throughout Oregon – supporting clean rivers, fish and wildlife habitat, open space, and water conservation. OWEB granted $3.3 million on 10 projects in Central Oregon. Source: State funds $3.3 million in C.O. conservation projects

Local watersheds get state funding to battle weeds; ODA denies 1 request 

Malheur and Owyhee watershed councils each had grant requests approved to pay for ongoing noxious weed control by the Oregon State Weed Board, however one request was denied. The state weed board awarded $1.84 million this week to pay for 63 projects around the state to fight some of the noxious weeds that invade Oregon, […]
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New state agricultural heritage panel meets in Prineville

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board appointed 12 members to the new Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission Wednesday, a program approved by the Legislature in 2017 to help ensure well-managed working lands can be passed down to the next generation and kept in production. The commission’s first meeting is Thursday, Feb. 1 and is open to the […]
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Flood-damaged creek will go back in time

Lower Little Butte Creek could be on the cusp of shedding a lingering headache from the 1997 flood, when the creek jumped its channel and started eating a dirty path toward trouble. The Rogue River Watershed Council is about to embark upon a quarter-million-dollar effort to redirect the creek toward its pre-flood meander toward the […]
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Parsons family ensures forest will stay as is

When Jud Parsons took over management of the family’s forestland on the flanks of Mount Ashland in the 1950s, Southern Oregon was in the midst of a timber boom that saw clear-cuts on large swaths of private and industrial forestland with few reforestation successes. Parsons saw this cut-and-run mentality of the time and he wanted […]
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Editorial: Willamette partnership has big payoff 

It is the river that, more than anything, unites the mid-valley: The Willamette River, 187 miles long from Eugene to Portland, defines this region. Source: Editorial: Willamette partnership has big payoff | Editorial | democratherald.com