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KWERI Partnerships

Cruzin' Agency Lake
Cruzin' Agency Lake with
Wood River Wetland in the background...

Strong partnerships with other organizations, both within the basin and outside are key to our success. We are now engaged in building our partnerships with:

The Bureau of Land Managment has offered to help with programs on the nearby Wood River Wetland that they manage for subsidence reversal. Members of the staff of the Oregon Institute of Technology and the Klamath Community College have agreed to collaborate with our efforts. The City of Chiloquin has initiated study of a plan to restore a wetland immediately behind the Chiloquin Elementary and High Schools which would serve as a marvelous wetland classroom for many years to come. The US Fish & Wildlife Partnership Program is a key partner in plans to restore this wetland. Chiloquin High School is eager to join us in exploring the options for their students. Several students were enthusiastic about joining us when we introduced the concept in their Biology class. We are working out partnerships with Sage Community School and the Klamath Outdoor Science School to support their efforts in the younger age groups. This will engage younger students in these beautiful areas and acquaint them with the wildlife that populates them. It will support those organizations as well as inspire future students for KWERI!

We also hope to identify new collaborators outside the circle of those initial scientists and managers helping us get KWERI started. We hope to find projects in other government agencies as well as academic institutions and nongovernmental organizations where the researchers are in need of some additional field assistance and are willing to help this effort by reaching out to young adults to complement their workforce. KWERI scientists will fully review their projects. If it is determined that the resources are lined up for a given project and the project fits the goals of providing expanding education and opportunity for our students, we will engage with these investigators to develop a plan for our assisting them. We will ask all new collaborators to take some time to discuss their project goals, plans and methods with the students. This will expose our students to outside scientists and land managers and to their ideas and understanding, thereby broadening the student's view of wetlands and science in general.