Powder Basin Watershed Council
2034 Auburn Avenue, Suite B
Baker City, OR 97814
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Drew Terteling walked by the poster half a dozen times before one word caught his eye.

“It was the word ‘outdoor’ that got my attention,” he said.

He snapped a photo of the flier, which advertised summer internships with the Baker Resources Coalition.

Lisa Britton/For the...

Casting a line in the Powder River closer to home and reeling in fish for dinner could become a reality if the Powder Basin Watershed Council has its way.

If the dream comes true, Baker City residents might just find themselves walking down to the riverside rather than...

On July 7, 2016 you may have noticed something odd flying through the sky in Pine Valley. Starting in the early hours, engineers and operators gathered in fields south-east of Halfway to fly not one, but two drones over a nearby creek.

Drone pilots from Aerial Inspectio...

May 4, 2016

Please join us on June 1st to listen to Randy Joseph, President of Joseph Millworks, Inc. and Lime Wind, discuss renewable energy possibilities in the watershed! All families are welcome, snacks and refreshments are provided. 


Where: 5J School District Building, Baker...

April 22, 2016

Please join us on May 4th at the Baker School District Office at 6:00 pm in thanking our volunteers at our Volunteer Appreciation Potluck. The meeting will start off with a game of trivia and end with attending to Council business. Hope to see you there!


April 12, 2016


Last week I helped plant a thousand trees with the Advanced Biology class at Baker High School! We were planting trees on land that was burned during summer's fires. The land that once had many beautiful trees and a house was managed over the years by thinning the tre...

February 29, 2016

A sneak peak at an article in the Winter Water Quality Edition of The Thalweg. Enjoy!



February 18, 2016

This week I participated in the first interview where I was asking the questions and I will be helping write an article about the interviewees soon! Jerry and Shelly Gray own a ranch about a mile north of North Powder with a beautiful veiw of the Elkhorn Mountains. The...

February 16, 2016

For the past couple of weeks now, I've had the opportunity to work with the PBWC on some really facinating projects.  I must say, I have learned so much while working with them. Be