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Wildlife Management

Deschutes County is home to several wildlife species. Some like the Western Sage Grouse, Spotted Frog and Bull Trout have impacts to private land owners, irrigation districts and other local entities. Finding solutions to meet the wildlife needs and landowner objectives are challenging yet obtainable. The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering with Oregon Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife and other partners to work with landowners that want to improve and enhance wildlife habitat on their lands. To know more about Oregon Conservation Strategy for Wildlife, Greater Sage Grouse or Spotted Frog, click on the icons below.

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An unprecedented effort is underway in the Deschutes Basin to reintroduce steelhead and salmon.
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The Oregon Conservation Strategy
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Greater Sage Grouse is primarily in eastern Deschutes County around Millican, Brothers and Hampton area.
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Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan
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Beaver Works Oregon Brochure