The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local partners are bringing the benefits of voluntary, locally-led conservation to farmers, ranchers, Tribes, and other private landowners in the Klamath River Basin.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in California and Oregon provides technical assistance in conservation planning and on-farm conservation implementation through federal financial program funding, such as the Farm Bill.
Conservation in the Klamath Basin
This full color, eight-page report provides conservation partnership highlights, an overview of Farm Bill assistance, information on conservation assistance delivered to local people, a report on new scientific models to examine conservation efforts, and Klamath Basin landowner success stories.
Below are the Summary Documents for the larger Klamath Basin Rapid Subbasin Assessments (July 2004).
The Summary Report entitled Upper Klamath Basin: Opportunities for Conserving and Sustaining Natural Resources on Private Lands provides an overview of the Upper Klamath Basin and each of the Subbasins.
An updated Work Plan for Adaptive Management in the Klamath Basin was released in May 2004, updating the significant conservation planning and implementation that was completed during fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
Klamath Basin Rancher Receives Nutritional Excellence in Conservation Award
The Natural Resources Conservation Service presented its 2004 Excellence in Conservation Award to California rancher Michael J. Byrne, who was recognized during the NRCS Honor Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., June 25th.
Through conservation programs and technical assistance, NRCS is working together with farmers and ranchers, conservation districts, agencies, watershed groups, tribes and other partners to find ways to conserve and enhance natural resources in the Klamath Basin.