Grant funding goes to wetland restoration in Basin
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Region 10 Administrator Ron Kreizenbeck presented a grant award totaling almost $800,000 to representatives of recipient organizations Sept. 7 during a ceremony at the Wayne Ranch on the Sprague River.
The site will receive funding from the EPA to remove levees, restoring former wetlands. The Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust is the lead partner on the project.
Nine Klamath Basin restoration and enhancements projects will be funded through the grant.
Pictured, from left, are Terry Morton, Klamath Basin Ecosystem Foundation; Suzanne Knapp, policy adviser on natural resources from Gov. Ted Kulongoskiís office; Mark Stern, The Natural Conservancy; Jim Wayne, landowner; Mike Shannon, Ducks Unlimited; Dave Ross, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Ron Kreizenbeck, Environmental Protection Agency; and Shannon Peterson, Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust.