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IN HARNEY COUNTY, 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. Learn About High Desert Partnership. 


High Desert Partnership is bringing people TOGETHER to find COMMON GROUND in addressing rural challenges and opportunities.


Partnership News

The Harney Basin is a complex and conflicted landscape that is benefitting from informed restoration efforts through collaboration and the work of the Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative.

The Harney County Wildfire Collaborative partners are targeting strategic sites for Juniper removal for restoration work happening under The Southeast Oregon Wildfire Resiliency Project funded through Oregon Senate Bill 762. In areas where Juniper trees have been removed, more resilient, fire-resistant landscapes are already beginning to take hold. Just as Juniper encroachment quickly pushes out native species, Juniper removal creates room for them to take hold once again.