Oregon State Conservation Partnership

The Oregon arm of the Intermountain West Joint Venture, the Oregon Habitat Joint Venture (OHJV), is a statewide coalition of partners working to protect and restore important habitats for birds and other wildlife through voluntary, cooperative efforts. OHJV helps put together partnerships for a variety of habitat conservation projects, including habitat restoration and enhancement on private, public, and tribal lands and acquisition of lands and conservation easements to support long-term bird habitat conservation goals.

In eastern Oregon, Joint Venture conservation priorities include wetland, sagebrush, grassland, ponderosa pine, aspen, and riparian habitats. Wetlands in the Closed Basins and Klamath Basin are part of a complex extending across Southern Oregon-Northeastern California (SONEC) that provides some of the continent’s most important habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, and other waterbirds. Southeast Oregon’s large blocks of relatively intact sagebrush steppe habitat serve as regional strongholds for sage-grouse and other sagebrush-dependent wildlife. In the East Cascades and Blue Mountains, ponderosa pine forests, grasslands, and montane wetlands provide important habitat for a wide variety of birds.

Find the Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative brochure here.

 

Wetlands and sagebrush thrive in the Warner Valley, Lake County.

Project Spotlight

Harney Basin Wetlands

In southeast Oregon, Joint Venture partners have created the Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative. This initiative works to a) implement a basin-wide carp control strategy and adaptive management to improve the health of wet meadows and other wetlands under Malheur National Wildlife Refuge’s comprehensive conservation plan, b) maintain traditional flood irrigation practices on the Silvies River...
Contact 

Chair
Bruce Taylor
Executive Director
Oregon Habitat Joint Venture
4815 SE Brooklyn Street
Portland, OR  97206
O: 971.235.6673
bruce.taylor.iwjv@gmail.com

Partners 

American Bird Conservancy
Audubon Society of Portland
Burns Paiute Tribe  
Columbia Land Trust
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Defenders of Wildlife
Deschutes Land Trust
Ducks Unlimited
Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center
The Freshwater Trust
High Desert Partnership
Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative
Klamath Bird Observatory
Klamath Lake Land Trust
Malheur Wildlife Associates
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon Department of State Lands
Oregon Duck Hunters Association
Oregon Natural Desert Association
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board  
Point Blue Conservation Science
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
The Trust for Public Land
The Wetlands Conservancy
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Wallowa Land Trust
Western Rivers Conservancy
Wildlife Conservation Society