Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC)

The DRC Working Group shall give priority to voluntary market-based economic incentives for ecosystem restoration including, but not limited to, water leases and purchases; land leases and purchases; tradable discharge permits; and acquisition of timber, grazing, and land development rights to implement
plans, programs, measures, and projects.

For ARRA funded projects and in addition to the program objectives above, the section 3 of the ARRA states the following objectives:
(1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.
(2) To assist those most impacted by the recession.
(3) To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health.
(4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.
(5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Water conservation projects (piping and lining canals), water leasing, and habitat restoration.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Mr. Richard Rieber, Biologist, Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, ID 83706.

Telephone: (208) 378-5313, E-mail: rrieber@pn.usbr.gov.