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Klamath Basin Farming and Wetland Collaborative

Counties: Klamath

Primary Resource Concern: Aquatic habitat - Aquatic habitat for fish and other organisms

Project Description
Complex water challenges in the Klamath Basin have led to wetland drying on public and private lands in this important and iconic piece of the Pacific Flyway. Cooperative farming programs in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex were once a popular option for farmers who provided wetland habitat on private lands, but these programs have shrunk along with the refuge water allocations required to keep the program viable. The Klamath Basin Farming and Wetland Collaborative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) will harness Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practices and Farm Bill conservation funds to incentivize wetland management on farms and sustain waterbird habitat in the Klamath Basin.

Conservation Practices Offered

  • Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (644)

Collaborating Partners

  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Intermountain West Joint Venture
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • NRCS Oregon
  • Private landowners

Application Questions

NRCS uses prioritization questions to evaluate applications for this initiative. See the list of workload prioritization questions on the Oregon EQIP page. Ranking questions below will also apply.

Ranking Questions

  1. Is the property within 7.4 km -"optimal" waterfowl flight foraging distance- from roosting areas on State Wildlife Areas or National Wildlife Refuges located on Miller Island, Lower Klamath NWR, or Tule Lake NWR OR 1.5 km from Upper Klamath Lake?

How to Apply
If you're interested in applying for this Program, please contact:

Ed Contreras –Intermountain West Joint Venture

Chris Colson – Ducks Unlimited