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Please join our campaign and help us reach of our goal of $5,000 or 100 donors! Please tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference. On Nov. 29th, starting at 12:00am midnight, visit our page and to make your donation. You will have 24 hours to make your donation. All giving will end at 11:59pm on Nov. 29th. Thank you in advance for your support! 
November 2016
Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative Partners
Partners speaking in the newest film being developed by the Harney Basin Wetlands initiative. 
A New Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative Video Coming to You Soon!
Get excited! The Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative (HBWI) is close to finishing the production of a new video on the work we are doing in and around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge! Several HBWI partners recently spent time working with the films producers providing input on the rough cut of the story line. The video is scheduled to be completed in the next month.  This video will be approximately 8 to 10 minutes in length and is about the flood meadows and water in Harney Basin. Stay tuned for the video's release soon!
Upcoming Events
November 1st
Positive Youth Initiative Meeting
November 8th
High Desert Partnership Board Meeting
November 15th
Harney County Restoration Collaborative Meeting
November 30th
Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative Meeting
We want to congratulate High Desert Partnership board member Kathy Rementeria! Kathy recently completed an intensive 3-day course in Mastery of Leadership Communication through Glaser and Associates. These skills are essential to what we do, and we are pleased to have Kathy's abilities, especially for the Positive Youth Initiative!
We Are Moving to a New Office!
We are expanding as an organization and as such have outgrown our current office space in the Chamber of Commerce. We are in the process of moving into the former fly fishing shop across from the Forest Service office in Hines. It has been repainted and we are having new carpet put in. We are looking forward to having a space where we can hold our initiative meetings and potential future conferences. Our address will be 242 Hwy. 20 South, Hines, OR 97738. See the pictures of our office as it progresses. Be sure to visit us and explore our new space!

Thank You and Good Luck to Josh Giles
On October 12, the Harney County Restoration Collaborative (HCRC) met out in the field to explore a ‘Lessons Learned’ with Josh Giles and Travis Swaim US Forest Service silvercultists for the Emigrant Creek District. This was Josh’s last meeting with the HCRC as he and his family are moving to Arizona. Josh has been instrumental in leading restoration projects the past several years. This meeting provided a great opportunity to gain perspective on what Josh has learned developing these project prescriptions. Josh's leadership has contributed greatly to HCRC's success. The Partnership presented Josh a parting thank you gift on behalf of HCRC to show the group's appreciation for his work. Partners at the meeting also examined the use of prescribed fire on the Marshall Devine project. Jason McGovern provided the group with an overview prescribed fire implementation for the year. The group discussed what their likes and dislikes regarding the project's prescriptions. 

Pomegranate Training
On October 21 and 22 our communications coordinator Melissa Speeg attended a training on collaboration and facilitation with the Pomegranate Center. There are many different styles of collaboration and we are always trying to learn best practices from others that we can apply to our own collaborative process. Melissa gained insight into invaluable ideas and tools that we can use as we continue to expand in collaboration in our community. 
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High Desert Partnership
PO Box 252 | Burns, OR | 97720 US