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State grants boost key projects to help water, range improvements

The water at the Owyhee Reservoir casts a mid-summer green glow. A recent infusion of funds from a state agency will help two conservation groups boost water quality and range improvements across Malheur County. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Two local conservation organizations received a big boost from the state recently to improve water quantity and quality and restore sage grouse habitat.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board earmarked grants totaling $380,407 for five projects overseen by the Malheur County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Malheur Watershed . . .