LOWER JOHN DAY PLACE BASED PLANNING SERVICES
Look here for current events and ways to get involved with the Lower John Day Working Group Place Based Water Resource Planning Effort
In 2016 the Lower John Day Basin Working Group received a grant from Oregon Water Resources Department to engage in a collaborative water planning effort to prioritize and address water challenges and plan for a sustainable water future.
Our goal is to hear the voice of the community in a locally-led, voluntary, and non-regulatory process.
Together, we will use the best available science and resources to look at water quality, quantity, and ecosystem needs in developing sustainable solutions for our future.
Through the Placed-Based Planning effort we will identify regional solutions to efficiently develop, conserve, store, and utilize water to meet both instream and out-of-stream needs. With collective understanding of our local water conditions, we will gain the knowledge and ability to evaluate current and future needs, allowing us to develop a vision for our future. With our combined efforts we will have the tools we need to create a proper plan for our water future.
2016 - Step 1: Create a Collaborative Process
2018 - Step 2: Understand the System & Identify Solutions
2019 - Step 3: Identify Water Demands
2019-2020 - Step 4: Identify and Prioritize Solutions
2020 - Step 5: Develop Water Resource Plan
MEMBERS OF OUR COLLABORATIVE
Lower John Day Working Group has earned its positive reputation because we go out of our way to provide truly exceptional service to each of our customers. We understand that your needs can change last minute, and we’re ready to adapt our services quickly to ensure your success. Read on to learn more about what we can do for you.
- Gilliam County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Gilliam - East John Day Watershed Council
- Mid John Day - Bridge Creek Watershed Council
- Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Oregon Natural Desert Association
- Sherman County Area Watershed Council
- Sherman County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Gilliam County Cattlemen Association
- The Freshwater Trust
- WaterWatch of Oregon
- Oregon Department of Agriculture
- Oregon Water Resources Department
- Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
- Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
- Wheeler Soil & Water Conservation District
- Sustainable Northwest
- The Conservation Angler
For questions, contact:
Mid John Day - Bridge Creek Watershed Council Gilliam Soil & Water Conservation District
541-468-2990 541-384-2672 ext.110
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Click above for a summary of the findings in the Step 3 Report.
RESOURCES & MATERIALS
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This is one of our most popular services available. It’s made a big difference for many of our customers, and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service, we ensure all details are simple, seamless and handled in a timely manner. Whenever you work with Lower John Day Place Based Planning, you can trust that you’re in great hands.
This report provides data and analysis on water quantity, water quality, and ecological health and issues in the Lower John Day Basin.
This report examines current and future water needs for the people, the economy, and the environment of the Lower John Day Basin.
This report outlines 19 critical issues the Work Group identified that impede the lower Basin's ability to meet both instream and out-of-stream water needs. Along with each critical issue are a set of strategies that, when put into place, will address or help to overcome the critical issue of concern.
GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR CONVENERS
Lower John Day Working Group is committed to hearing the voice of the community. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.
Mid-John Day/Bridge Creek Watershed Council Gilliam Soil & Water Conservation District
541-468-2990 541-384-2672 ext.110
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in Gilliam, Sherman, or Wheeler County
Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm