Klamath Lake Land Trust

 ... Dedicated to preserving the natural legacy of the Upper Klamath Basin

 

Sprague River


This preserve is nestled in the Sprague River Valley.  The Land Trust is working to restore flood plain connectivity of the river and the vegetation on its banks. A model project for the region, this effort is in partnership with private and public organizations working together to restore the ecological health of the Upper Klamath Lake basin.

KLLT purchased this 316 acre property in 2012 with support from Oregon Wild. With the goal of restoring it to its natural state for the benefit of wildlife, we have initiated several restoration projects, including riparian and upland planting; worked with faculty and students at OIT on installing piezometers in order to monitor the water table on the property; and enrolled the property into the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), a federal, state, and local partnership designed to retire environmentally sensitive pasture and cropland to achieve restoratoin and long-term protection. In August 2015, KLLT and our partners, began the most intensive part of the restoration project by removing 1.5 miles of levees along the river, reconnecting it to its historic floodplain. Over the course of the next several years, KLLT will plant nearly 17,000 native plants in the riparian area and seed the upland sections of the property with native grasses. KLLT staff anticipates the project will be completed in late 2017 with ongoing monitoring and management.
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Spring 2015. Planting along the Sprague River.

Klamath Lake Land Trust

The Klamath Lake Land Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 5142 Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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