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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

This year's (2021) drought is far reaching in Harney County impacting ranching, birds, wildlife and more. Malheur Lake covered 48,000 acres last year, a recent aerial survey estimates it's current size at 7,000 acres.

The High Desert Partnership is hoping to help youths and young adults test out the waters in the natural resource career field by giving them experience as technicians collecting information on vegetation and helping with projects for the Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative and the Harney County Wildfire Collaborative.