Habitat Project

John Day Basin Partnership

Much of the John Days aquatic habitat is addressed in federal and state conservation plans and is designated a priority for recovery by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board's (OWEB) Focused Investment Program.

The John Day Basin Partnership (Partnership) first formed in September 2014 around the shared belief that jointly creating and executing a more comprehensive and coordinated basinwide strategic action plan was the best way to reach a common vision and bring in the additional sustained funding needed to substantially increase the pace, scale, and impact of watershed restoration in the basin. The John Day Basin Partnership's brings together stakeholders from across the basin with the common interest of restoring and maintaining our watersheds to maximize their ecological, economic, social, and cultural benefits. We apply deep knowledge of the basin, best available science, and cooperative planning and fundraising to empower more actions that establish healthy and resilient native habitats, working landscapes, and local communities for future generations.

Project Lead: CTUIR

Project Collaborators: Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, NF John Day Watershed Council, US Forest Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Warm Springs Tribe, Gillam East JD WC, Gillam SWCD, Blue Mountains Forest PArtnership, Trout Unlimited, Monument SWCD, NRCS, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Ritter Land Trust, Sherman SWCD, The Freshwater Trust, The Nature Conservancy, South Fork John Day Watershed Council, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Wheeler SWCD, Grant SWCD

First Foods this project targets


River Vision Touchstones this project targets

Aquatic Biota
Riparian Vegetation

External Links

Title Links
John Day Basin Partnership Website

Project Funders

Funder Funding Amount
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board$6,000,000
Bonneville Power Administration$20,000

File Library

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John Day Basin Partnership Operations ManualJohn Day Basin Partnership Operations Manual.pdfUploaded file John Day Basin Partnership Operations Manual.pdf
John Day Basin Partnership Strategic Action PlanJohn Day Basin Partnership Strategic Action Plan.pdfUploaded file John Day Basin Partnership Strategic Action Plan.pdf

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