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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

The culture of Harney County has been described as “full-contact citizenship,” as people of this county put in time and effort every day to make Harney County a place we’re all proud to call home. Our style of “full-contact citizenship” is represented consistently through several collaborative efforts. Unless you’re directly involved or know someone who is, you may not even be aware of the important work these groups are doing in our community. Click the article title above to read more.

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.

OUR INITIATIVES