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 solution to meet the wildlife need 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 life habitat on their lands. To know more about Oregon Conservation Strategy for Wildlife, Greater Sage Grouse or Spotted Frog click on the icons below.

DRB Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)

DRB Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)

The goal of developing a Deschutes River Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is to provide sufficient, reliable water for residents and farmers while conserving fish, wildlife, and water resources.

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Link to ODFW Strategy

Greater Sage Grouse

Greater Sage Grouse

link to NRCS page -Greater Sage Grouse is primarily in eastern Deschutes County around Millican, Brothers and Hampton area.

OregonSpotted Frog

OregonSpotted Frog

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO - To see what the DSWCD is doing to improve habitat for the spotted frog on the Little Deschutes River.

Reintroduction of Salmon

Reintroduction of Salmon

An unprecedented effort is underway in the Deschutes Basin to reintroduce steelhead and salmon. Since the Pelton Round Butte Hydro-Electric Project was built in the 1960s, these anadromous fish have been blocked from the Deschutes Basin above the dams. Over the past several years, conservation partners have been working to restore and maintain the watershed conditions necessary for successful salmon and steelhead reintroduction.

Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District   

625 SE Salmon Ave. 

Redmond, OR. 97756

541-923-4358 Ext. 3190

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