Oak Habitat Restoration Program
Lomakatsi Restoration Project (Project Lead/Sponsor) is a non-profit organization that develops and implements forest and watershed restoration projects throughout southern Oregon and northern California. This organization has implemented restoration projects across thousands of acres of forests and miles of streams. It sets important precedents for nationally recognized projects in cooperation with a broad range of partners (e.g. private landowners, watershed councils, land conservancies, city and park municipalities, Native American tribes, and federal and state land management agencies). As a leader in the field of oak restoration, using a collaborative, holistic approach since its inception in 1995, Lomakatsi has worked to restore oak ecosystems. Lomakatsi brings to the Oak CCPI demonstrated expertise and capacity in assisting landowners with project development, planning, management and implementation of conservation-based projects. The organization’s Oak Habitat Restoration Program is one of ten diverse programs that are designed to encourage the recovery of ecosystems and the sustainability of communities, cultures and economies.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges. Seventy percent of the land in the United States is privately owned, making stewardship by private landowners absolutely critical to the health of our Nation’s environment. NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is a technical assistance partnership-based program offered to private landowners. The goal of the program is to restore and protect habitat for fish and wildlife species on private lands. This program puts private landowners first! This program strives to develop creative and strong partnerships with a variety of entities to further leverage funding and other resources. There is a strong focus on federal trust species and partnerships with local non-profit and watershed groups such as Lomakatsi Restoration Project.
Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) is a non-profit organization that advances bird and habitat conservation through science, education, and partnerships. KBO has been working throughout the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California for over a decade. Through an array of products to diverse audiences, they have expertise in study design, field methods, data management, data analysis, and delivery of scientific results. KBO’s experience includes extensive application of adaptive management relevant to this project and a history of working with diverse partners, including many who are collaborating on this proposal.
- The Klamath Tribes
- Bureau of Land Management, Medford Oregon
- Bureau of Land Management, Roseburg Oregon
- Bureau of Land Management, Redding California
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Oregon Department of Forestry
- Oregon State University Extension Service
- California Department of Forestry
- California Department of Fish and Game
- Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District
- Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District
- Douglas County Fire Protection Association
- The Nature Conservancy-Southwest Oregon
- Northern California Resource Center
- Defenders of Wildlife
- Colestin Rural Fire Department
- Jackson County Small Woodlands Association
- Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
- Oregon Oaks Working Group