Land and Water
Conservation Planning

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 habitat.

Example of a fish passage project:

 Photo - Old fish ladder at Oak St. Diversion, Bear Creek (USFWS).          Photo -  New fish ladder at Oak St. Diversion, Bear Creek (USFWS).
Old 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 and watersheds.

At the local level....
We work with local governments and watershed councils to develop and implement conservation plans and programs.

Items of Note

Fish Passage Projects