Welcome Melissa Petschauer to HDP
Welcome Melissa Petschauer to HDP

People Who Collaborate

An important aspect of collaboration is having diverse perspectives, education and knowledge around the table; the antithesis of groupthink. When it comes to the Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative and their efforts toward Malheur Lake restoration, there are some dedicated scientists that help us all understand the landscape and outcomes of possible restoration actions. One of these scientists is Casie Smith who is an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Oregon Water Science Center READ MORE 

Welcome Melissa Petschauer

We're excited to share the news that Melissa has joined HDP as the Harney Basin Ecological Coordinator and is supporting both the Harney Basin Wetlands Collaborative and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan. About Melissa.

Harney County 2021 Fire Season Marked by Few Wildfires

While the 2021 wildfire season was predicted to start early thanks to drought conditions in Harney County, Jeff Rose, District Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Burns, said those predictions didn’t really pan out. While fire crews stopped several wildfires from spreading with initial attack, the 2021 fire season saw fewer fires than normal.  READ MORE.
Pictured: Member of a fire crew working the Black Butte Fire.

Harney Basin Through the Seasons

From bitter cold winter nights to blazing hot summer days, the ebb and flow of the seasonal cycle drives the basin’s inhabitants to move in turn. READ MORE.

Harney County Youth Entrepreneurs

The Youth Changing the Community Collaborative is excited to share that nine Harney County high school students have started their own businesses. Through a youth entrepreneurship program they're learning the ins and outs of owning and operating a business and recently participated in a holiday bazaar to share their goods with the community.
You'll find the nine entrepreneurs list below and to learn more including where you can purchase their products and services contact Stephanie Radinovich at 

On The Air

Recently Josh Hanson, HDP's Forest & Range Ecological Coordinator and partners within the Harney County Wildfire Collaborative, Autumn Muir and Ron Whiting each had radio interviews at the local Harney County station.
Josh shared about his role supporting both the Harney County Wildfire Collaborative and the Harney County Forest Restoration Collaborative while Autumn and Ron discussed the wildfire collaborative's Stinkingwater Mountains Restoration and Fire Resilience Project. Listen to Josh HERE and Autumn and Ron HERE.
 2021-22 Upcoming Events 
Wednesday, December 15 High Desert Partnership Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 28 | BizHarney Opportunity Collaborative Meeting
Wednesday, January 19 High Desert Partnership Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 25 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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