Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Leading the effort in ensuring sustsainable, responsible, and productive stewardship of all land and water resources for the economic and environmental benefit of the Owyhee Watershed.
The Owyhee Watershed Council is a tri-state organization (Idaho, Oregon, Nevada). It consists of local farmers, ranchers, recreationists, scientists, and other concerned citizens appointed by both the Malheur and Owyhee County Board of Commissioners. The Council is working to accomplish the following goals: 1) Basin-wide collaboration in educating and communicating accurate and factual watershed information; 2) A watershed that captures, stores, and releases good quality water; 3) Funding and support for projects that address watershed needs; 4) Protection of public and private rights; 5) A sound economy based on the local culture, customs, and values of Owyhee Watershed communities; and 6) Positive public participation and involvement in local watershed issues.