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Pine Hollow - Jackknife Watershed Rangeland Health

County or Counties: Sherman and Wasco

Primary Resource Concern Addressed: Pest pressure - Plant pest pressure

Project Description

Pine Hollow/Jackknife Watershed rangeland health and wildlife habitat is decreasing due to Western Juniper encroachment, lack of rangeland management and the resulting reduction in wildlife habitat components (i.e. water, food and shelter).

Conservation Practices Offered

  • Brush Management (314)
  • Fence (382)
  • Spring Development (574)
  • Watering Facility (614)
  • Pipeline (516)
  • Prescribed Grazing (528)
  • Range Planting (550)
  • Critical Area Planting (342)
  • Access Road (560)

Project Partners

  • Sherman Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
  • Sherman County Watershed Council
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Local EQIP Ranking Questions

NRCS uses these questions to evaluate eligible applications for this project and to prioritize applications for potential funding. State and national ranking questions also apply. See more information on the EQIP program page.

Screening Questions

  1. Is the land that is offered for enrollment in the EQIP funding pool within the Pine Hollow/Jackknife Watershed boundary?  If yes, rank and if no, stop ranking.


Ranking Question

1. Will the planned conservation activities include Brush Management (i.e. juniper removal) with the goal of returning the ground back to the historical plant community as referenced in the Ecological Site Description.
2. Are perennial grasses dominant in the understory?
3. Does the application include Prescribed Grazing?
4.Does the application include water developments or cross fence for the primary intent of more effective distribution of livestock and decreasing grazing pressure in areas that have historically been over utilized.
5. Does the application include practices with the goal of enhancing wildlife habitat?
6. Is the applicant currently working with the local SWCD or Watershed Council to install a complimentary project that increases the magnitude of conservation benefits?