Autumn in the Harney Basin
Autumn in the Harney Basin

People Who Collaborate

It's been said that every small business in rural communities, like those you find in Harney County, are essential businesses and we can put Dan & Misti Porter's small businesses Plectrum Music and Quriosity Art in that category. Plectrum Music Company is a guitar retail store specializing in stringed instruments, a luthier service, and what Dan calls "musician's commodities" like picks, strings, and straps. "We opened in December of 2020, directly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was not a difficult choice to make because I knew that it could be a success with everyone at home needing something to do, a new hobby, or even supplies for the instruments they already had", shared Dan. Quriosity Art is Misti's brand for her unique artworks that incorporate 3D elements on flat canvases. READ MORE 

Autumn in the Harney Basin

While the deciduous trees are shedding their leaves, the plants in the wet meadows have gone dormant. In fact, they went dormant much earlier than normal this year because of the drought Harney County experienced this summer, said Tony Svejcar, a consultant for the Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative and a retired rangeland scientist and research leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “They fell asleep during the summer and never had a chance to wake up,” he noted.  READ MORE.
Pictured: Harney Basin meadows starting to shut down and prepare for their dormancy of winter. Photo by Jessica Hedges, Branded In Ink.
 2021 Upcoming Events 
Tuesday, November 9 Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative Meeting
Wednesday, November 17 High Desert Partnership Board Meeting
Thursday, November 18 | Harney County Wildfire Collaborative Meeting
Tuesday, November 23 BizHarney Opportunity Collaborative Meeting

Harney County Wildfire Collaborative and
Megafire Prevention

Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative and
Wild Flood Irrigation

Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative and

Reviving Malheur Lake

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