Improving Working Lands With You
Stewardship: fulfilling our obligation to the community and future generations by managing land responsibly and responding progressively to changes in our economy and climate.
Our stewardship work unites the land, community, and economy. We improve working lands and honor Wallowa County’s rich heritage of making a living from the land. We do this through husbandry, conservation, and care and carrying out sustainable forestry, ranching and agriculture practices.
So far, our stewardship work has included -
- Restoring 32 miles of stream habitat
- Building 7 miles of fence along the Little Sheep, Big Sheep, and Salt Creeks to protect fish habitat while ensuring that cattle continue to graze there
- Facilitating more than 11,000 acres of harvest, thinning, and/or burning on forest land
- Treating more than 200 miles of stream bank for noxious weeds each year
- Putting $300,000 - $500,000 into the local economy annually through contracts, salaries, and supplies
Stewardship Work Requires Partners
We work with landowners and resource managers to conceive and complete projects. This approach allows us to double our resources and cross land ownership boundaries.