In the Media

North Unit Irrigation District increases water allotment

Bend Bulletin

Jefferson County farmers and ranchers will receive a slightly higher allotment of water this summer from the North Unit Irrigation District due to favorable weather conditions over the past two months.

Tribes holding out hope of salmon recovery on the upper Columbia River

Bend Bulletin

With the thousands of miles of quality salmon habitat in the upper Columbia River, a restored chinook run there could add significantly to the number of anadromous fish in the entire basin. The tribes of the upper Columbia River Basin — the Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and Colville, along with first nations in Canada — aim to do just that.

Warm Springs water fixes among projects approved for $27 million in grants


An aging network of pipes and water treatment systems on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is one step closer to receiving a multimillion dollar package to fund badly needed repairs. Indian Health Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced it has approved $27 million for eight infrastructure projects on the reservation. Nearly half the funds are set aside to replace a water treatment facility.

Indigenous farmer seeks solutions in drought-plagued Oregon

Capital Press

The pond is full again at Upingaksraq Spring Alaska Schreiner’s high desert farm. It’s a welcome sight for Schreiner, who owns Sakari Farms north of Bend, Ore. Last summer, as drought punished Central Oregon, Schreiner’s irrigation district stopped delivering water. She watched as the pond gradually disappeared, leaving a mud puddle behind.