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					                                                                                                      OREGON WETLANDS - AUGUST 2001




                      NEWSLETTER OF THE OREGON WETLANDS JOINT VENTURE • AUGUST 2001



                         Private land project creates one of
                         Willamette Valley’s premiere wetlands
                           The July 1998 issue of Oregon                                seen in the Willamette Valley during the
                           Wetlands featured a story on a promising                     breeding season, including yellow-headed
                           wetland restoration project on private lands                 blackbirds, pie-billed grebes, and white-
                           near Baskett Slough west of Salem. Three                     faced ibis.
                           years later, we decided to revisit the project and                Four years after most of the wetland
                           see how things were turning out. — Editor                     restoration work was completed, the former
                                                                                         fescue fields now support a mix of shallow


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                                           ive years ago, Mark Knaupp was taking the seasonal marshes and wet prairies. Broad
                                           last crop of grass seed off the wet bottom-   expanses of tufted hairgrass dominate the
                                           lands he owns along Mud Slough in Polk        meadows, which also support a large popula-
                                 County. He had just enrolled 320 acres in the           tion of Nelson’s checkermallow, a showy
                                 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wetlands               purple flowered plant listed as “threatened”
                                 Reserve Program. Skeptics said it would                                           under the federal
                                                 be impossible to restore a                                        Endangered Species
              This issue                         native plant community after                                      Act.
   Farm Bill ------------------------------- 2 decades of intensive agricul-                                           Unlike virtually
   Lord Island Purchase ---------------- 3       tural use.                                                        every other wetland in
   Oregon Seeks NAWCA Funds ------ 3                   In June of this year,                                       the Willamette Valley,
   Willamette Donates Habitats ----- 4           Knaupp took a small group                                         Knaupp’s lands are
   Habitat Conservation Incentives - 4           out for an informal five-year                                     almost free of reed
   Sandhill Crane Survey -------------- 5 review that left his visitors                                            canarygrass and other
   Future of Klamath Refuge ---------- 7         marveling at what may be the                                      invasive non-native
                                                 most successful wetland                                           plant species. It’s
                                 restoration project in the Willamette                                             partly a result of
                                 Valley.                                                                           geography – Knaupp’s
                                        Blackneck stilts and Wilson’s                                              wetlands are near the
                                 phalaropes, both uncommon breeding                                                top of a small drainage
Oregon Wetlands                  species in the valley, fly back and forth                                         with no major up-
Joint Venture                    as Knaupp ticks off the other wildlife                                            stream sources of non-
1637 Laurel Street               that has found a home on his property                                             native seeds. But it’s
Lake Oswego OR 97034                                                                                               also the result of an
                                 10 miles west of Salem:
503 / 697-3889
503 / 697-3268 fax                      Up to 10,000 Canada geese and                                              intensive manage-
Website:                                thousands of ducks during the            Mud Slough Wetlands               ment strategy that has
wetlands.dfw.state.or.us                winter.                                                                    cleared the way for a
                                        Peak concentrations of dunlin and other          natural wetland to develop on its own.
                                        shorebirds that number in the tens of                The combination of dense clay soils and
Executive Director
Bruce Taylor                            thousands.                                       carefully engineered low dikes and water
Btaylorwet@aol.com                                                                       control structures that allow water levels to be
                                        Up to 10 species of ducks nesting and            drawn down gradually in the spring and early
                                        rearing their young in the summer.               summer have created a diverse mosaic of native
                                        A variety of waterbirds and songbirds rarely     wetland plant communities.
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 Congress to boost funding for wetland conservation

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        ongressional budget writers are         The House and Senate appropria-      slated for $2.5 million in the Senate.
        recommending a record level of     tions committees both also recom-         The House recommended $1.5 million.
        funding this coming year for the   mended major increases in funding              In addition, the U.S. Forest Service’s
 North American Wetlands Conserva-         for the 15 regional joint ventures.       Pacific Northwest Streams program,
 tion Act (NAWCA), a federal grant         The House committee report noted          which focuses on purchase of lands
 program that funds major wetland          that “This continues to be one of the     with important fish habitat, would
 habitat projects nationwide.              greatest successes of the (Fish and       receive $6.5 million under the Senate
      Three Oregon projects – two in the   Wildlife) Service.”                       version and $5 million in the House
 Willamette Valley, and one on the              Two on-going federal land            proposal.
 Lower Columbia River – are currently      acquisition projects – additions to the        Meanwhile, funding for the U.S.
 under consideration for NAWCA             Oregon Coastal Refuges and the West       Department of Agriculture’s Wetlands
 funding.                                  Eugene Wetlands Project – are also        Reserve Program remained unresolved.
      The House approved $45 million       under consideration for funding.          President Bush did not include any
 for the program for fiscal year 2002,          The House included $2.1 million      funding in his budget, but the Senate
 which begins October 1, more than         for additions to the U.S. Fish and        added money for the program to an
 triple President Bush’s request. The      Wildlife Service’s complex of national    emergency bill in July. Advocates were
 Senate recommended $42 million.           wildlife refuges on the Oregon Coast.     pressing to keep the program alive until
 Final numbers will be negotiated in a     The Bureau of Land Management’s           Congress adopts a new Farm Bill next
 conference committee.                     West Eugene Wetlands project was          year.



New Farm Bill to reshape ag conservation programs

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        ongress is taking the first                                                         Nature Conservancy and more
        steps toward overhauling                                                            than 35 other groups is urging
        the federal government’s                                                            enrollment of 250,000 acres per
 agricultural conservation                                                                  year.
 programs, setting the stage for                                                                   The conservation coalition
 legislative action that could                                                              is also calling for expansion of
 have far-reaching impacts on                                                               the Conservation Reserve
 the nation’s wetlands and other                                                            Program and the Wildlife Habitat
 wildlife habitats.                                                                         Incentives Program, and creation
      The U.S. Department of                                                                of a new Grasslands Reserve
 Agriculture’s Wetlands Reserve                                                             Program. Similar to the Wet-
 Program, by far the nation’s                                                               lands Reserve Program, the new
 largest wetland conservation                                                               program would pay farmers for
 program, is bumping up against                                                             permanent or 30-year easements
 enrollment limits established      More than 400,000 acres in northeastern Oregon are      designed to protect native
 by the1996 Farm Bill.              enrolled in USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program.        prairies and other grasslands,
      Conservation groups are                                                               which are under heavy pressure
 pushing for expansion of the Wetlands Reserve Program,         for conversion to cultivated crops in many areas.
 which is administered by the Natural Resources Conserva-            Oregon’s Sen. Gordon Smith and Sen. Tom Harkin of
 tion Service, and other agricultural conservation programs Iowa have also introduced legislation establishing a new
 under the new Farm Bill.                                       system of farm support funding based on environmental
      The House Agriculture Committee released an outline       benefits. Under the proposed Conservation Security Act,
 of its plans for the new Farm Bill in July, but final congres- farmers would be eligible for varying levels of federal
 sional action may not occur until 2002.                        assistance depending on the conservation practices they
      The House committee’s proposal would extend the           agree to adopt.
 Wetlands Reserve Program through 2011 and allow                     For more information about the 2002 Farm Bill, check out
 enrollment of an additional 100,000 acres per year at a        the Farm Bill Network’s website at http://fb-net.org/. The
 cost of $1.5 billion over 10 years. A coalition of conserva-   coalition maintains an email list-serve that provides regular
 tion organizations that includes Ducks Unlimited, The          updates.

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Columbia Land Trust to purchase Lord Island

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       n undeveloped 210-acre
       island in the Columbia River
       near Longview with extensive
riparian and wetland habitats will
soon gain permanent protection
under the ownership of the Colum-
bia Land Trust.
    The Vancouver-based land trust
expects to complete its $165,000
purchase of Lord Island later this
summer. The island, which supports
mature cottonwood forests and a
diverse array of wetlands, provides
important habitat for a variety of




                                                                                                                           Columbia Land Trust
fish and wildlife.
    The Oregon Watershed Enhance-
ment Board ($100,000) and the
National Fish and Wildlife Founda-
tion ($65,000) provided funding for
the purchase. Weyerhaeuser Real
Estate Co. is selling the property at a                                                    Backwater slough on
25 percent discount below its                                                              Lord Island, an island in
market value.                                                                              the lower Columbia
    Surrounded by more than 200                                                            River (inset).
acres of shallow water with high
value for migrating and rearing
salmonids, the island is used by
large numbers of waterfowl and
other migratory birds. Lord Island is         Contact: Ian Sinks, Columbia Land
also a candidate site for reintroduc-     Trust, 1351 Officers’ Row, Vancouver WA
tion of the endangered Columbian          98661; 360-696-0131;
white-tailed deer.                        isinks@columbialandtrust.org.


Oregon projects compete for NAWCA funding
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       ne Oregon project is slated to     floodplain habitats on the                    Ducks Unlimited also submitted
       receive more than $900,000         Willamette River near Luckiamute          a request in July for $997,000 for a
       and two other million-dollar       Landing and along Muddy Creek             package of projects on the lower
proposals are under consideration         and Mary’s River near Corvallis.          Columbia River. If approved, it
for funding from the North Ameri-             A $1 million proposal submit-         would be the fourth in a series of
can Wetlands Conservation Act             ted by the City of Eugene scored          NAWCA grants Ducks Unlimited has
grant program.                            one point less than the River             secured for acquisition and restora-
     The River Network’s $901,000         Network project and missed out on         tion of habitats along the Columbia
request for a package of wetland          the first round of funding recom-         between Portland and the estuary.
acquisition and restoration projects      mendations by the North American          Most of the new grant money would
in the mid-Willamette Valley is           Wetlands Conservation Council.            be used for habitat acquisition and
scheduled for final approval by the       The city’s proposal, involving land       restoration work around Grays Bay
Migratory Bird Conservation Com-          acquisitions in the Coyote Creek          (Washington), Julia Butler Hansen
mission in December. Most of the          area west of Eugene near Fern Ridge       National Wildlife Refuge, Sauvie
grant funds will be used to purchase      Reservoir, could be funded in the         Island, Deer Island, and the
lands and easements and restore           second round later this year.             Scappoose Lowlands.


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 Timber company donates easements to protect rare habitats


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           illamette Industries has given The Nature                                       including sphagnum bogs, fens, and the southernmost
            Conservancy permanent conservation ease-                                       example of a forested swamp type dominated by pine,
            ments on more than 1,740 acres of sensitive                                    hemlock and cedar.
                                habitats, including more than                                    Fanno Meadows, perched on a ridge between the
                                250 acres of wetlands in                                   headwaters of the Luckiamute and Siletz rivers, supports
                                northwest Oregon.                                          several rare wetland plants. One species, the elegant fawn
                                    Other properties in the                                lily, is found at only four other sites worldwide.
                                package include native oak                                       The conservation easements permanently protect the
                                and grassland habitats that                                wetlands and a forested buffer, and limit the levels and
                           Linda M. Hardie / The Nature Conservancy




                                support some of the                                        timing of timber harvest within the watershed above the
                                Willamette Valley’s most                                   two wetlands.
                                vulnerable species and a                                         Willamette Industries valued its donations to The
                                coastal mountain peak that is                              Nature Conservancy at $1.5 million. Other conservation
                                home to several rare plant                                 easements included in the package cover oak habitats and
                                species.                                                   native prairies near Philomath and at two sites in the
                                    The donations include 469                              Coburg Hills north of Eugene, and the basalt outcrop of
                                acres in and around Gearhart                               Onion Peak in the northern Coast Range.
                                Bog near Seaside, and 660                                        The Coburg Ridge property supports one of only four
 Elegant Fawn Lily              acres encompassing a series of                             large populations of the Fender’s blue butterfly, along with
                                rare high-elevation wetlands                               its host plant, the Kincaid’s lupine. Both species are on the
 at Fanno Meadows near the crest of the Coast Range west                                   federal endangered species list, with the butterfly listed as
 of Salem. Both properties include wetland types typically                                 “endangered” and the lupine as “threatened.”
 found only in British Columbia and Alaska.                                                      Contact: Catherine Macdonald, The Nature Conservancy,
      Gearhart Bog, the largest remaining coastal wetland of                               821 SE 14th Street, Portland OR 97214; 503-230-1221;
 its kind in Oregon, contains several rare wetland types,                                  cmacdonald@tnc.org



 Legislature OK’s new incentives for habitat conservation

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        ov. John Kitzhaber has signed                                 more comprehensive incentives                 ment Board, including a flexible
         legislation expanding tax                                    strategy in the future.”                      incentives fund that could target
         breaks for private landowners                                                                              public and private funding to
                                                                      Key provisions of HB 3564:
 who dedicate their property to                                                                                     strategic investments in habitat
 wildlife habitat conservation.                                          Make forest lands eligible for             conservation on private lands.
      House Bill 3564, sponsored by                                      reduced property taxes under
                                                                         the state’s Wildlife Habitat               Direct the state Departments of
 Defenders of Wildlife, included a                                                                                  Forestry and Agriculture to report
 package of measures to strengthen                                       Conservation and Management
                                                                         Plan program. Lands managed                back to the next Legislature with
 incentives for voluntary conservation                                                                              recommendations for improve-
 efforts by private landowners. The                                      under habitat plans approved by
                                                                         the Oregon Department of Fish              ments to existing incentive
 legislation attracted support from a                                                                               programs, including the option of
 diverse group of interests and won                                      and Wildlife can get the same
                                                                         favorable tax treatment as lands           stewardship agreements that
 approval by wide margins in both the                                                                               provide regulatory certainty to
 House and Senate.                                                       devoted to farming and timber
                                                                         production.                                private landowners willing to
      “It establishes conservation as a                                                                             manage to higher environmental
 legitimate land use, on the same                                        Allow forest landowners to sell            standards.
 footing as farming and forestry,“ said                                  or donate conservation ease-
 Sara Vickerman, director of Defenders                                   ments to local land trusts or               For more information, see http://
 of Wildlife’s West Coast Office in Lake                                 agencies without incurring             www.biodiversitypartners.org/Leg/
 Oswego. “It also expands existing                                       property tax penalties.                conservation_legislation.htm or
 incentives for habitat conservation,                                                                           contact Sara Vickerman, Defenders of
                                                                         Establish a new framework for          Wildlife, 1637 Laurel Street, Lake
 eliminates some of the biggest
                                                                         landowner assistance through           Oswego OR 97034; 503-697-3222;
 disincentives, and sets the stage for a
                                                                         the Oregon Watershed Enhance-          svickerman@defenders.org

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New survey finds more sandhill cranes breeding in Oregon

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       he first comprehensive Oregon survey of sandhill       overall population is increasing. Comparison of num-
       cranes in almost 15 years found 1,151 pairs – an       bers at 19 sites found a 10 percent reduction between
       increase of more than 20 percent – at breeding         the 1970s and 1986 and a 20 percent increase between
sites ranging from high Cascade meadows to the deserts        1986 and the 1999-2000 surveys.
of southeastern Oregon.                                           “Many of the sites with the greatest increases,” Ivey
     Listed as a “sensitive” species by the Oregon Depart- and Herziger reported, “were those where habitat is
ment of Fish and Wildlife, the greater sandhill crane is a managed for wildlife (including water and vegetation
favorite of many birdwatchers and biologists alike.           manipulation) with some emphasis on cranes,” such as
     An extensive field survey during the 1999 and 2000       Malheur and Klamath Marsh national wildlife refuges
breeding seasons found 204 more crane pairs than the          and the state’s Summer Lake and Ladd Marsh wildlife
last statewide survey in 1986. Wildlife biologists Gary       areas. “Also, a predator control program to improve
Ivey and Caroline Herziger                                                          crane productivity at Malheur
conducted the survey for                                                            NWR contributed to a 35 percent
ODFW.                                                                               increase in the number of pairs at
     Most of the cranes are                                                         this site.”
found in central and south-                                                            But the biologists warned that
eastern Oregon, with Harney                                                         habitat loss and changes in agricul-
(442 pairs), Lake (405 pairs)                                                       tural practices and water use could
and Klamath (172 pairs)                                                             still pose a threat to the sandhill
counties leading the list.                                                          crane population in the future.
Almost two-thirds of the                                                            Low survival rates of young pro-
crane pairs (62 percent) were                                                       duced at the Malheur refuge
found on private lands.                                                             remain cause for concern, accord-
     Ivey and Herziger said the                                                     ing to Ivey and Herziger, and
increase in reported crane                                                          habitat losses continue in winter-
numbers since 1986 may be                                                           ing areas in California.
attributable in part to more      Sandhill cranes near Diamond (Harney County)
extensive survey efforts, but
the data also suggest that the                                                          Top 10 Sandhill Crane sites

                                                                                        Oregon sites with greatest number
Greater Sandhill Crane (grus canadensis tabida)                                         of sandhill crane pairs

                                                                                         Blitzen Valley             192
Description: Large (approaching four feet tall, with a wingspan of 90
inches), long-legged wading bird with a distinctive bald red crown and gray              Sycan Marsh                109
plumage. Flies with neck out-stretched. Significantly larger than the more               Silvies River Floodplain     78
abundant lesser sandhill crane subspecies that nests further north.
                                                                                         Klamath Marsh                60
Range: Some sandhill cranes breed in eastern Siberia, but most are in North
                                                                                         Warner Valley                63
America, from Alaska and northern Canada south to Oregon and Great Lakes
region. The subspecies that nests in Oregon, the greater sandhill crane, is part         Double O (Malheur NWR)       46
of a population that winters in California’s Central Valley.                             Upper Chewaucan              45
Status: On Oregon’s sensitive species list since 1989, the greater sandhill              Summer Lake                  35
crane is classified as “vulnerable” (“listing as threatened or endangered is not
                                                                                         Lower Chewaucan              29
believed to be imminent and can be avoided… through adequate protective
measures”).                                                                              Goose Lake                   24
Habitat: Nests in marshes, wet meadows, grasslands, and pastures, includ-
ing irrigated hay meadows.                                                              Source: Distribution of Greater San-
                                                                                        dhill Crane Pairs in Oregon, 1999-
Reproduction: Arrives on breeding grounds about March; young fledge by                  2000, by Gary L. Ivey and Caroline
August. The young remain with parents through the winter.                               P. Herziger. Oregon Department of
Source: Atlas of Oregon Wildlife (1997) by Blair Csuti et al. Oregon State University   Fish and Wildlife (2000).
Press.
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 Farmer now grows a different crop – wetlands and wildlife
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                                                                                    make it pay. I’m just growing a
                                                   tolerance for,” says Knaupp.     different crop on my ground – wet-
                                                   He carries bright orange flags   land plant species and wildlife instead
                                                   with him when he walks           of tall fescue.”
                                                   through the wetlands and
                                                   marks the location of any reed
                                                   canarygrass he spots for a        Mud Slough Wetlands
                                                   quick shot of Rodeo herbicide.
                                                   “If you control what you
                                                   don’t want, the things you do
                                                   want will pretty much take
                                                   care of themselves.”
                                                   “I’m not a purist,” he says.
  Mark Knaupp                                      “I’m managing for wildlife as
                                                   well as a native plant commu-
     “No maintenance? There’s no          nity. I want to have good waterfowl
 such animal,” says Knaupp, a com-        hunting, and that’s the motivation to
 mercial grass seed grower for more       maintain a high quality wetland.”
 than 25 years who also has a degree in       Knaupp was so pleased with the         Location: Two miles northeast of
 wildlife biology. “But this is a low-    results of his initial wetland restora-    Rickreall in Polk County.
 maintenance wetland.”                    tion efforts that he put a second piece    Owner: Private
      Knaupp, who still farms more        of his property into the Wetlands
                                          Reserve Program last year.                 Acres restored: 400 acres
 than 750 acres of his 1,200-acre
 property, figures he and his brother         “I enjoy wetlands,” says Knaupp,       Partners: Mark and Debbie Knaupp
 spend about two weeks a year work-       who operates a duck club on his            (landowners); USDA Natural Resources
 ing on the wetlands.                     property and has also begun develop-       Conservation Service (Wetlands
     “The key to controlling invasive     ing a 57-acre wetland mitigation           Reserve Program); Oregon Depart-
 non-native plants is to figure out       bank. “I’m just looking for ways to        ment of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and
 which ones you’re going to have zero                                                Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited.




   Wood River returned to
   historic channel

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         lamath County’s Wood River has returned to its historic
         channel through the deepwater marshes at the upper end
         of Agency Lake.
     The final phase of the 2.5-mile river restoration project
 eliminated a bypass carved out decades ago, redirecting flows back
 into a 3,300-foot long channel through the marsh at the river’s
 outlet on the lake. The finishing touches are planned for August
 and September.
     The river channel restoration is part of the Bureau of Land
 Management’s Wood River Wetland Project. Oregon Trout was
 the lead partner, providing design work and construction over-
 sight. Other partners in the project include the U.S. Fish and
 Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the
 Klamath Tribes.
     Biologists say the project should improve water quality and
 enhance habitat for two endangered fish species, the Lost River
 sucker and short-nose sucker, and the Wood River’s trophy trout.

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Klamath refuge wetlands face uncertain future

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       his year’s cutback in water       Klamath Irrigation Project. In 1995,      flyway’s total waterfowl population.
       supplies to the Klamath Basin’s   Reclamation changed its historic               Interior Secretary Gail Norton
       drought-stricken wildlife         “irrigation first” priority system        ordered release of an additional
refuges could become a fact of life in   with a new allocation that puts           70,000 acre-feet of water to Klamath
the future.                              needs of endangered species first,        Project irrigators in July, but none of
     In years to come, more than 70      followed by tribal trust responsibili-    the additional flows are expected to
percent of the Lower Klamath             ties, irrigation, and national wildlife   reach the Lower Klamath refuge,
National Wildlife Refuge’s wetlands      refuges.                                  where most wetlands had already
may be left dry during the peak of            Under normal conditions, the         gone dry.
fall waterbird migration, according      Lower Klamath refuge supports the              Refuge officials began developing
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.   largest fall population of staging        new wells earlier this year to replace
     An analysis prepared by refuge      waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway. In       some of the water held back by the
staff earlier this year estimated        recent years, a total of 3 to 4 mil-      Bureau of Reclamation to address
potential impacts of the current         lion birds have passed through the        requirements for endangered fish
priorities for delivery of water from    refuge during the fall migration, an      populations that include coho
the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s         estimated 30-40 percent of the            salmon in the Klamath River and
                                                                                   two species of suckers that depend
                                                                                   on habitats in Upper Klamath Lake.
                                                                                        But even when fully developed,
                                                                                   the wells are expected to provide
                                                                                   only enough water to flood 25
                                                                                   percent of Lower Klamath’s marshes
                                                                                   for fall migration.
                                                                                        For more information, see the
                                                                                   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s
                                                                                   environmental assessment at
                                                                                   http://www.klamathnwr.org/mgmt.html.




       Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge



  Klamath Basin photos on CD

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        he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a
        double CD-ROM collection of 175 public domain
        images that depict the natural resources and work
  of the Interior Department agency throughout the
  Klamath basin. Drawing heavily on the work of noted
  outdoor photographer Tupper Ansel Blake (Balancing
  Water: Restoring the Klamath Basin), the CD presents
  vivid wildlife and natural history images in a variety of
  resolution sizes that are ideal source material for news-
  letter and magazine editors. Single copies of the Kla-
                                                                                                                       Dave Menke / USFWS




  math CD collection are available from the Image Li-
  brary, National Conservation Training Center, U.S. Fish
  and Wildlife Service, Route 1, Box 166, Shepherdstown,
  West Virginia 25443; e-mail:
  elizabeth_jackson@fws.gov
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                                                                                                                            Steering Committee
  About the Oregon Wetlands Joint Venture                                                                                   Defenders of Wildlife
                                                                                                                            Ducks Unlimited
                                                                                                                            Greenbelt Land Trust



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                                   c                                                                                        National Audubon Society
      he Oegon Wetlands Joint Venture                            coordinates state-level activities for two                 North Coast Land Conservancy
       is a coalition of private organiza                        regional partnerships under the North                      Oregon Duck Hunters Association
       tions working with government                             American Waterfowl Management Plan,                        Oregon Farm Bureau
 agencies to protect and restore impor-                          an international effort to conserve                        Oregon Trout
 tant wetland habitat.                                           wetland habitat for waterfowl and other                    River Conservancy
                                                                                                                            South Coast Land Conservancy
     The Joint Venture helps put to-                             fish and wildlife.                                         The Nature Conservancy
 gether partnerships for a variety of                                 The Pacific Coast Joint Venture,                      The Trust for Public Land
 wetland-related projects, including                             created in 1991, includes all of western                   The Wetlands Conservancy
 habitat restoration and enhancement on                          Oregon, as well as coastal British                         Cooperating Agencies
 private and public lands, acquisition of                        Columbia, Washington and northern                          Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
 key areas for permanent protection, and                         California. The Intermountain West                         Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
                                                                                                                            Oregon Division of State Lands
 development of educational and                                  Joint Venture, started in 1995, covers                     Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
 interpretive programs.                                          eastern Oregon and portions of nine                        Oregon Department of Transportation
     The Oregon Wetlands Joint Venture                           other western states.                                      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                                                                                                                            Bureau of Land Management
                                                                                                                            U.S. Forest Service
                                                                                                                            Bureau of Reclamation
          This newsletter is published by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on behalf of                           U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
         the Oregon Wetlands Joint Venture. Publication and mailing costs are covered in part with                          Natural Resources Conservation Service
  funding provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Pacific Coast Joint Venture) and Ducks Unlimited.                 METRO
                                                                                                                            Executive Director
                                                                                                                            Bruce Taylor
      The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife prohibits discrimination in all of its programs on the basis of race,
     color, national origin, age, sex or disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against as described   Oregon Wetlands Joint Venture
    above in any program, activity or facility, please contact the ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 59, Portland, OR 97207,        1637 Laurel Street
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