John Day Basin Partnership Project Tracker
Welcome to The John Day Basin Partnership Project Tracker!
The John Day Basin Partnership’s unifying purpose is to bring together stakeholders from across the basin with the common interest of restoring and maintaining our watersheds to maximize their ecological, economic, social, and cultural benefits. We apply deep knowledge of the basin, best available science, and cooperative planning and fundraising to empower more actions that establish healthy and resilient native habitats, working landscapes, and local communities for future generations.
The eight guiding principles for execution of the vision and purpose are:
- Local leadership. The knowledge and commitment of local people is essential to achieving healthy and resilient native habitats and working landscapes.
- Collaboration. Decision-making must integrate management goals of both private and public lands.
- Fundraising. Joint planning and fundraising at the basin-scale can help deliver the long-term funding necessary to achieve outcomes.
- Science. The best available science and technology will be applied to all decisions and actions.
- Voluntary Efforts. Proactive, voluntary restoration is preferable to mandated or emergency action.
- Ecological and Socioeconomic Balance. The needs of the natural environment must be balanced with the economic, social, and cultural needs of rural communities.
- Scale. A holistic “ridge-to-ridge” approach to restoration is vital to meeting the long-term needs at the landscape scale.
- Adaptive management. Persistent monitoring and adaptation is essential to realizing lasting change.