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Klamath Basin residents get land
Several Klamath Basin landowners were presented
with conservation awards for responsible land
use by a local district.
The Klamath Soil and
Water Conservation District presented farmers
and ranchers with awards Oct. 13 during the
organization's annual meeting.
The group's district manager, Rick Woodley, said
more people were practicing good conservation
than received awards.
“There is such an
extensive list of qualified and eligible
landowners who deserve special recognition for
their conservation practices that it is very
difficult to only give a limited number of
awards,” Woodley said in a written statement.
The organization's director Joe Watkins
presented an overview of district activities and
Klamath County Commissioner Bill Brown was the
featured speaker of the evening. Brown is the
natural resource liaison for the commissioner's
office and a lifelong Klamath Basin resident.
Landowners Conservation Awards were presented
n Cameron Curtiss: Water Quality Improvement,
Grazing and Land Management Practices
n Dunlea Farms: Water Conservation, Irrigation
Water Management and No-Till Farming
n Balin Ranches: Irrigation Water Management,
Grazing Management and Organic Farming
n Flowers Farms: Tail
Water Recovery System, Underground Water
n Louis Randall, Circle
5 Ranches: Wildlife Habitat, Juniper Control and
n Glen and Sharnie Crouch, Hank and Debbie
Caldwell: Water Quality Improvement, Wildlife
Habitat and Grazing Management
n Danette Watson: Outstanding Conservation and
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:15 AM Pacific
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