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High Desert Partnership supports initiatives that are restoring healthy forests and wetlands, mitigating wildfire, reshaping our youth’s experiences, and enhancing our local economy. We are fostering these outcomes through conversations and reshaping business as usual. 
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  • Jobs Created

    60

  • Partners Participating

    88

  • Funding Generated (Millions)

    $10

  • Initiative Projects Supported

    25

Our Mission

The High Desert Partnership exists to cultivate collaboration and support and strengthen diverse partners engaged in solving complex issues to advance healthy ecosystems, economic well-being and social vitality to ensure a thriving and resilient community.  Learn More

News & Notes

We historians are trained to look for contingency, for those moments when a different choice or action might have set history down a different course. But study Northwest timber country long enough and you start to lose sight of contingency. Forest debates have often been so fierce and so long lasting that it’s easy to forget that things might have gone another way. Click the headline above to read more.

Collaboration is the established way of doing business and building community in Harney County, and The Ford Family Foundation is supporting this culture through a three-year, $300,000 community building grant awarded to High Desert Partnership. Click the headline above to read more.

OUR INITIATIVES