February 19, 2016 - Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust merges with Trout Unlimited

We are excited to announce that after many months of hard work, KBRT will be joining forces with Trout Unlimited, a national organization dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of cold-water fisheries and watersheds. Over the last decade, KBRT has become a leader in riparian and instream restoration work in the Upper Klamath Basin. This work has lead us to increased partnerships with landowners, agencies, and stakeholders in the upper basin, and also to a huge growth in projects and accomplishments. By merging with TU, it will be possible for KBRT to continue this essential work with a stronger organizational backbone. KBRT’s commitment to partnerships will be upheld at TU, where programs focus on meeting restoration goals through partnerships with landowners and the agricultural community as well as federal and state agencies. 

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Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust was founded in 2002 and has implemented water quality, water quantity, and fish habitat projects basin-wide. Our passion for a healthy watershed has benefited fish and farms. In 2016, KBRT became a part of Trout Unlimited, a national organization dedicated to working with partners to conserving and protect coldwater fisheries.


April 22, 2015 - KBRT receives U.S. Forest Service "Rise to the Future Award"

The Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust (KBRT) is proud to announce that it has received a National Rise to the Future ‘Partnership’ Award from the U.S. Forest Service. The Fremont-Winema National Forest’s Fisheries and Aquatics Program nominated the Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust for their exceptional partnership on several stream and flow restoration projects completed in the Upper Klamath Basin. Jared Bottcher, Executive Director, and Chrysten Lambert, former Director of Water Transactions, accepted the award at the annual Rise to the Future awards ceremony on May 18th in Washington, D.C.

May 12, 2015 - National Fish Habitat Partnership names KBRT's Sun Creek Restoration Project as one of 2015's "Waters to Watch."

The National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its list of 10 “Waters to Watch” for 2015, a collection of rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes and watershed systems that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition. The objective on Sun Creek is to reestablish redband trout and migratory populations of bull trout through improved connectivity, habitat quality and stream and riparian function.