We work with other federal, state, tribal, local and stakeholder interests
to develop plans and programs that conserve aquatic resources. These plans
and programs range from statewide to local in their area of coverage.
At the state level.......
We support the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds by funding
restoration efforts through such programs as Partners for Fish
and Wildlife, and to a limited extent, the Fish and Wildlife
Service's Recovery Program. Other state efforts focus on specific problems
such as fish passage. The Oregon
Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, instituted in 1997, contains measures
to address factors causing the decline of salmon in Oregon.
The Oregon Plan aims to engage citizens and agencies
to participate in locally-formed watershed councils to restore salmon
Example of a fish passage project:
fish ladder (Oak St. Diversion, Bear Creek) New
fish ladder (Oak St. Diversion, Bear Creek)
This fish passage project is the result of planning efforts by the Rogue
River Fish Passage Improvement Technical Committee. The Committee is comprised
of representatives from Federal, State, and local agencies, including
watershed councils and irrigation districts, who meet every other month
to discuss fish passage needs at various sites throughout the Rogue River
Basin. The Bureau of Reclamation has served as chair of these meetings,
providing valuable engineering expertise on selected fish passage projects.
At the river basin and watershed level....
We assist in the development and implementation of plans and programs
that are intended to conserve aquatic resources for specific river basins
At the local level....
We work with local governments and watershed councils to develop and implement
conservation plans and programs.