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At High Desert Partnership, we talk a lot about collaboration, because it works. By working together we've found practical ways to tackle some of our community's hardest challenges—restoring forests and wetlands, mitigating wildfire, creating opportunities for youth, and growing our local economy. And we'll continue working together to take on whatever challenges may lie ahead.
See what we do.


  • Jobs Created

    60

  • Partners Participating

    88

  • Funding Generated (Millions)

    $10

  • Initiative Projects Supported

    25

Our Mission

The High Desert Partnership fosters a culture of working together. We are champions of common ground using cooperative problem-solving to address local issues before they can reach crisis.  Learn More

News & Notes

In places where social distancing was already a way of life, the pandemic has begun to reshape the economy.

Local teens from Harney County’s Mentor Match Youth Entrepreneur Program traveled to Baker City March 6 to participate in the “First Ever Rural Teen Entrepreneur Summit.” The Summit brought together three teens from Harney County, and five teens from Wallowa County. Both groups are part of the Mentor Match Youth Entrepreneur Program, sponsored locally by High Desert Partnership under Executive Director Brenda Smith.

OUR INITIATIVES