Desired Outcomes

Harney Basin Wetland Initiative's Goals

With organizational support from the High Desert Partnership, the initiative brings together a broad range of public and private partners working to achieve the following:

Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative Flowchart

Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative Flowchart


Desired Outcomes

First, Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative aims to improve aquatic health by managing invasive carp and implementing habitat improvement projects to improve water quality, native aquatic plant and animal communities, and food resources benefiting migratory bird populations. The aspects of carp management and habitat projects will be carried out by the private sector providing economic benefits to the local economy. 

In addition, Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative partners hope to provide 10,300 acres of flood-irrigated spring migratory bird habitat on private lands in Harney County. Outcome success will be based on private land practices that maintain or enhance management capability for the mutual benefit of migratory birds and forage production. Conservation of strategic landholdings will be pursued particularly where the maintenance of traditional flood irrigation practices among amenable landowners can be assured for the benefits of floodplain function, socioeconomic volatility, and migratory water bird staging habitat. 


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Desired Outcomes