Public Agency Cooperators

Malheur Watershed Council

Coordinator: Kelly Weideman

Chairperson: Jerry Erstrom

This organization was established by the Malheur County Court and works closely with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), ODA, the Malheur Experiment Station, Malheur County Extension, BOR, US Forest Service, the Owyhee Watershed Council, BLM, Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District, and others. The primary interests of this organization are to protect the environment and address water issues through restoration projects in the Malheur River Watershed, to act as an advisory council, and to increase public awareness of water-related issues.

For more information contact:

Jerry Erstrom or Kelly Weideman
710 S.W. 5th Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-1417
Fax: (541) 889-4304

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Owyhee Watershed Council

Coordinator: Nicole Sullivan

Chair: Carl Hill

Outreach Coordinator: Michaelann Seiders

This is organization was established by the Malheur County Court and works closely with Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), ODA, Owyhee County Board of Commissioners, University of Idaho Extension Service, Owyhee Soil Conservation District, Malheur Experiment Station, Malheur County Extension, Malheur Watershed Council, BLM, BOR, and numerous others. The primary interests of this organization are to protect the environment and address water issues through restoration projects in the Owyhee River Watershed, to act as an advisory council, and to increase public awareness of water-related issues.

For more information contact:

Carl Hill or Nicole Sullivan
Owyhee Watershed Council
106 Owyhee Street
P.O. Box 275
Adrian, OR 97901
Phone: (541) 372-5782
Fax: (541) 372-5785
nsullivanowc@qwestoffice.net

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Great Basin Native Plant Project

This multi-state, collaborative research project was initiated in 2001 by the USDI BLM Great Basin Restoration Initiative and the USDA FS RMRS's Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystem Research Program. Major objectives are to improve the availability of native plant materials and to provide the knowledge and technology required for their use in restoring diverse native plant communities across the Great Basin. More than 20 federal, state, and private cooperators are involved in this project.

Visit the official web page: Great Basin Native Plant Project

For more information contact:

Francis Kilkenny
USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station
Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street, Suite 401, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 373-4376
Fax: (208) 373-4391
ffkilkenny@fs.fed.us

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Malheur County Soil And Water Conservation District

Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District works closely with the NRCS and FSA to advise land owners on soil and water conservation management practices and to develop and finance plans. Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District works in cooperation with the Owyhee Watershed Council, Malheur Watershed Council, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), ODA, the Malheur Experiment Station (OSU), Malheur County Extension (OSU), BLM, BOR, and other groups.

For more information contact:

Linda Rowe
2925 SW 6th Ave. Suite 2
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 889-2588

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Oregon State University Malheur Extension Services

An Extension of Oregon State University that works with farmers and growers. Newsletters, meetings, etc. help keep the community updated on current research.

For more information contact:

Stuart Reitz
710 SW 5th St.
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-1417
stuart.reitz@oregonstate.edu

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Western Regional Potato Variety Development Committee

Western potato breeding and variety development programs are highly cooperative and organized at the Oregon and the tri-state (Oregon, Idaho, and Washington), and western regional levels. Variety trials are coordinated and regular meetings are held. The Oregon program includes members at the Malheur, Hermiston, Klamath Falls, and Central Oregon experiment stations of OSU as well as the Department of Crop and Soil Science, OSU, Corvallis, OR. Potato extension agents and private growers also contribute significantly to the testing and introduction of new varieties in Oregon. Additional information on potato varieties and variety testing is available from all of these.

For more information contact:

Sagar Sathuvalli
Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center
2121 S. 1st Street
Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: 541-567-6337 x 109
vidyasas@hort.oregonstate.edu
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