People Who Collaborate

Convener, facilitator, researcher, educator, student, mentor, mentee, coordinator, technical advisor, writer, representative and leader are just a few of the roles Dustin Johnson has had over the years as a Range Scientist with Oregon State University Extension Services ( Extension Service extends the University’s resources to communities throughout Oregon.) “First things first, there is absolutely not a typical day in Extension. This can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time because each day is different . . . Experience helps, but probably most helpful to me has been tapping into the diverse expertise among my colleagues within and outside of Extension when I, myself, don’t have all the answers . . ." Read more.

Well Happy New Year!

Thank you to Meyer Memorial Trust for their recent grant award to High Desert Partnership of $98,000 "to strengthen community-wide wildfire management and forest restoration efforts, while also developing and integrating culturally responsive internal approaches that align with the traditions of Tribal community members."
Also, congratulations to Harney County for their award of $120,000 to help fund "for innovative academic programming to help [Harney County youth] go to college and become career ready."
Find a complete list of Meyer Memorial Trust's Healthy Environment recipients here

Special Event

SAVE THE WEEKEND & mark your calendar for April 11-14
Photo of a rough legged hawk by Dan Streiffert

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, January 16 | High Desert Partnership Board Meeting
Thursday, January 17 | Harney County Wildfire Collaborative Meeting
Tuesday, February 5 | Harney County Restoration Collaborative Meeting
Wednesday, March 20 | Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative Collaborative Meeting 
Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14  | Harney County Migratory Bird Festival

Sagebrush Collaboration

A heavily researched story by professor and author Peter Walker of the strength and resilience of Harney County as the community faced a challenge it could have never anticipated.
It's been 3 years since the Bundys and their followers entered Harney County and disrupted life in this rural, tight knit county. This book revisits those days and how decades of collaboration lead to a community rejecting a revolution in favor of working together as it has done for many years. 
If interested, books can be purchased through Oregon State University PressThe Duck Store and Amazon

Happy New Year!

A few inspiring quotes for you . . . 
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world." ~Neil Gaiman
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou
"We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are." ~Anais Nin
Photo provided by Jeremy Hill,
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