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KTVZ reports on Interior Department decision to direct $4.4 million to Lower Crooked River, Ochoco Preserve restoration projects

Nov 15, 2023 by Mo Odell
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Wednesday $51 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for 30 new Environmental Water Resource Projects in 11 states through the Bureau of Reclamation, including $4.4 million for a pair of Crook County restoration projects.

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The collaborative projects focus on water conservation, water management and restoration efforts that will result in significant benefits to ecosystem or watershed health.     

The Deschutes Land Trust, with support from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will restore aquatic, floodplain, and upland habitat across 124 acres on the Ochoco Preserve, located in Crook County, Oregon, adjacent to the city of Prineville. 

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