The High Desert Partnership's mission is to enhance the ecological sustainability, economic well-being and social vitality of our communities by using a collaborative decision-making process with all interested stakeholders to solve challenging issues. Learn more and get involved.


  • Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge grabbed headlines earlier this year when it was seized by armed militants protesting federal control of local lands. But for the past decade, some local ranchers have been striving to find common ground with environmental groups and refuge officials, and important strides have been made for birds and cows. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

  • Restoration Field Tour with USDA undersecretary and the USFS regional forester

    Robert Bonnie, USDA undersecretary, and Jim Pena, Forest Service regional forester, met with Emigrant Creek Ranger District employees, county officials, and the High Desert Partnership to see the restoration work on the southern Malheur Forest that has resulted from the efforts of the Harney County Restoration Collaborative. The group spent half of a day driving around to different restoration areas on the southern Malheur Forest. See photos from the tour in our photo gallery.

  • A story produced by KOIN 6 featuring our executive director and board members.

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