Improving Our Community and Wetlands

Great Blue Heron

Up to 1/2 of North American bird species nest or feed in wetlands. (National Wildlife Federation)


Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative (HBWI) partners have identified two major issues that are currently threatening migratory birds in the Pacific Flyway. The HBWI partners are focusing on achieving healthy aquatic systems by adaptively managing invasive common carp and maintaining and enhancing riparian and wet meadow habitats throughout the watersheds with a focus on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and privately owned flood-irrigated meadows.

Learn more about improving aquatic health and maintaining wet meadow habitats.