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Additional Literature

  • An overview of the purpose and focus of the Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative.

  • Thanks to funding from Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s Focused Investment Partnership, Dr. Tamara Wood (United States Geological Survey) and doctoral student James Pearson (Oregon State University/United States Fish and Wildlife Service) are conducting research to determine the drivers of turbidity (water clarity) in Malheur Lake. This article captures findings following several days of research at Malheur Lake on the impact wind has in creating turbid water.

  • To protect Harney Basin wetlands, Harney Basin Wetland Initiative partners are working with landowners to update wet meadow infrastructure.

  • What is lake turbidity and why carp AND wind are its cause.

  • A look at what happens when carp are taken away from the Harney Basin environment.

  • The Strategic Action Plan was developed with a coalition of ranchers, conservation organizations, tribes, local, state and federal agencies, technical experts and others working together for more than five years. Through a collaborative process the Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative (HBWI) partners have produced a common vision and strategy for addressing these challenges. The partners have made significant strides towards bringing about the changes that can reverse these conditions. The Strategic Action Plan outlines the actions necessary to address the known threats, build knowledge, and restore ecological health to the wetlands of the basin while continuing to support the ranching economy in the region.

  • Helpful insight into the Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative and how you can play a role.

  • This brochure discusses the impact of carp on migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway and the ways in which you can help.

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