Local lands, Local Answers
The North Fork John Day Watershed Council was formed by local citizens in 1995 and incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in 2006. Our mission is to plan, fund and implement programs that protect the health of our watershed, honor tribal treaty rights and provide long-term stability for the individuals and communities that rely on the watershed’s natural resources. Through restoration, monitoring and outreach, we seek to foster an understanding that upland and riparian habitat improvement, weed management and other conservation efforts are vital to the social and economic fabric of the area.
The NFJDWC has 5 staff members who all live an work within the watershed and provide a wide range of professional skills and experience. The NFJDWC board is also locally based and reflects a diverse set of community values with its six members representing local school teachers and ranchers, the US Forest Service, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla and Warm Springs Indian Reservations.
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