OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS

This festival would not be possible without the tremendous effort and steady support of our committed partners and sponsors. It takes many, many months each year to plan and execute an event of this size and not one of us could do it without the other.

 

Please take the time to recognize our 2022 supporters and celebrate their part in the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival! 

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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

The BLM was established in 1946, but its roots go back to the years after America’s independence, when the young nation began acquiring additional lands.  At first, these lands were used to encourage homesteading and westward migration.  The General Land Office was created in 1812 to support this national goal.  Over time, values and attitudes regarding public lands shifted, and President Harry S. Truman, by means of a government reorganization, merged the GLO and another agency, the U.S. Grazing Service, creating the BLM. The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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FRIENDS OF MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Friends of Malheur Refuge was founded in 1999 to promote the conservation and appreciation of natural and cultural resources at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon. From our office at Refuge Headquarters, we proudly assist Refuge staff with interpretive programs, habitat restoration, visitor services and other Refuge projects. In addition to partnering with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in supporting the Refuge, we work toward continued recognition of the environmental, spiritual and economic value of our nation’s public lands, lands that belong to all of us.

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AUDUBON SOCIETY OF PORTLAND

Audubon Society of Portland is devoted to the conservation of Oregon's last remaining wild places. We promote the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Our work includes conservation, education, wildlife rehabilitation, sanctuaries, volunteerism, and birding.

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HIGH DESERT PARTNERSHIP

High Desert Partnership brings together citizens, agencies and diverse public interest groups in Harney County Oregon to enhance our communities using a collaborative process. Through the support of High Desert Partnership, collaborative groups are finding common ground on issues and are moving forward with solutions. It can be said that High Desert Partnership is the gas that keeps collaborative efforts creating and sustaining healthy ecosystems, a vibrant community and a strong economy. 

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U.S. FWS, MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was established on August 18, 1908, by President Theodore Roosevelt as the Lake Malheur Reservation. Roosevelt set aside unclaimed government lands encompassed by Malheur, Mud and Harney Lakes “as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds.” People and wildlife have been drawn to the resources of this oasis of wetlands in the high desert of Oregon for thousands of years. With over 320 bird species, Malheur is a mecca for birdwatchers.

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HARNEY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Harney County Chamber of Commerce brings value to its members by promoting economic well being through leadership and advocacy for business, industry, education and tourism.

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SAGE DESIGNWORKS

SAGE DesignWorks is a local Burns business that produces excellent painted murals, vinyl vehicle wraps, and any kind of sign or sticker you can imagine. Made up of a husband (Jeff) and wife (Tory) team: one local and one an import from Minnesota. The two met in Montana at Architecture school and have been establishing their artistic and design skills as well as developing professional designer/artist relationships ever since. They prioritize recreation in their lives and also spend a lot of time throughout eastern Oregon obtaining beautiful rocks, searching for cool historical locations, and driving ridiculous distances on less than desirable roads. Their overall goal in Harney County is to combine their artistic and design skills to bolster the recreational industry and help develop the recreational opportunities available. Stop by their business’ location inside Spark Collaborative Studios at 341 N Broadway and see what they have to offer!  

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BJ's LITTLE HAVEN AIR BnB

A comfortable, quiet one bedroom basement apartment fully furnished. With deck and BBQ in a park like setting. Close to convenient stores. Gateway to Steens Mountain, bird watching, fishing and hunting. Winter activities such as cross country skiing, an snowmobiling away from crowds. Welcome to tourists passing through and those on short term work projects .

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LIONS CLUB OF HARNEY COUNTY

Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world. Our Mission: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Our Vision: To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

**The Lions Club of Harney County provides all materials and hands-on support for the kid's Birdhouse Building Workshop!**

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HARNEY COUNTY CATTLEWOMEN

HCCW is a group of individuals who promote beef and the ranching way of life, while enhancing educational opportunities.  We provide 5 students scholarships of $500 each year and 2 $600 scholarships to teachers interested in attending Summer Ag Institute in LaGrande, OR for a week in June.  Our annual Cattlewomen’s Scholarship Breakfast, held during the Harney Co. Fair and donations help us provide these scholarships.  HCCW provides free beef certificates, a western bib and beef nutritional information to every newborn born at Harney District Hospital.  We also support our K-12 students by presenting beef and ranching information in various classrooms and assisting them in preparing a beef dish.  We then provide free beef certificates to each classroom we visit.

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STEENS MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY

This family-owned nanobrewery is tucked away in picturesque southeast Oregon.  All beer is brewed small batch with over eight varieties of regional heirloom hops (some grown onsite the brewery’s hop yard). Each beer is inspired by a must-visit Harney County landmark or event. The focus is on all-grain brewing recipes with only whole-leaf hops.

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BURNS PAIUTE TRIBE

The Wadatika (literally wada-seed-eaters) band of Paiutes lived in southern and central Oregon whose reservation is in Harney County, Oregon. The Burns Paiute Tribe (BPT) is, Oregon’s smallest with Tribal enrollment at 420 members and has been a federally recognized Tribe since 1972.  The BPT have been present in the northern Great Basin of Oregon for thousands of years before the formation of the Cascade Mountains. In 1935, a 771-acre parcel was purchased by the Tribe through a loan by the federal government which is now known as the BPT reservation. Approximately 150 Tribal members live on the reservation itself, with another two hundred living in the adjacent town of Burns, Or.

 

Today tribal members continue to hunt and gather traditional food such as roots, camas, bitterroot and biscuit root. Willows and Tule are gathered for making baskets, cradleboards and duck decoys. The hunting of elk, deer, groundhog, jackrabbit and fish are continued supplement of food for the community. The Tribe host’s an annual pow-wow to celebrate their culture, history and identity. The Tribal Government include 10 departments and several committees. The departments ensure essential services to the community and promote tribal policy when dealing with federal and state entities.

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BIG R STORES

For over 40 years Big R has been committed to bringing RANCH, FARM & HOME SUPPLIES to rural communities in the west. Stop by, and you'll see why we believe in what we do and sell everyday at Big R!!​

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AMERICAN'S BEST VALUE INN

At Americas Best Value Inn, our name says it all. Not only do you get your money’s worth, but you know you’re getting the most for every dollar. Each of our locally owned and operated hotels take pride in delivering what every guest wants: comfort and convenience at the best price. It’s not complicated. It’s The Best Value. Period

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LONE PINE GUEST RANCH

Lone Pine Guest Ranch is a Bed & Breakfast with clean, quiet and beautifully furnished rooms. Each unit includes a private bath, kitchenette with refrigerator, sink coffee maker and dishes. Enjoy your own fireplace and private decks. The view of the Steens Mountain and all surrounding mountains are breathtaking. We are proud that we are probably one of the only places that hosts nightly and daily breathtaking views of the Steens Mountains. Views, privacy, cozy rooms and unsurpassed beauty with quick access to downtown Burns. Lone Pine Guest Ranch provides hay rides, bird watching, star gazing and incredible sunset views. The Silvies River and Five Mile Dam area with the surrounding Harney Valley make for a panoramic view.

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS:
 

Rick Vetter  |  Matt Obradovich  |   Scott Thomas  |  Gary Ivey  |  Dan Streiffert  |  Rich Hoyer  |  Kenn Kaufman