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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

Harney County residents have been aware for a number of years that there are places in the county where groundwater levels have dropped. Some residents are having to dig deeper or drill new wells to access water.

The groundwater problem has been more than a decade in the making. As the results from a multi-year groundwater study become available from the Oregon Water Resources Department and the United States Geological Survey, residents are learning more about the unique geology and the basin water budget and what it might mean for the future of groundwater use in the basin.

On Saturday, Jan. 11, 21 participants and nine volunteers braved the snow and cold to participate in Harney County’s First Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids). Three hardy teams counted birds in assigned neighborhoods of Burns and Hines.

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