Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program

Since 2009, Willamette Partnership has been engaged in and helping to facilitate the development of the Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program (KTAP). Klamath Tracking and Accounting Program (KTAP) is a local program seeking to better understand the benefits to water quality created by changes in land management and restoration projects. KTAP seeks to highlight the collective benefit that restoration and land management projects provide for water quality and habitat for native fish in the Klamath Basin.

Tracking Voluntary Conservation Investments

The 2015 KTAP Watershed Stewardship Report tracks over 60 conservation and restoration actions from 16 local groups and 7 different funding sources, including projects done through the PacifiCorp Coho Enhancement Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Special Investment Program, US Bureau of Reclamation, and others.

Tracking Regulatory-Based Conservation Investments

In the future, regulatory agencies may choose to use the Advanced KTAP tracking protocol to quantify and verify the water quality benefits of stewardship projects funded by point sources (e.g., waste water treatment plant) toward their regulatory obligations. For non-point sources (landowners), KTAP is always completely voluntary and non-regulatory in nature—the program will not regulate agricultural producers or require them to change management.

Protocols, Tools, and Templates

The KTAP Stewardship Reporting Protocol v.1 (2016) describes the background, goals, and objectives of KTAP. It provides a summary of how KTAP can be useful to project developers, funds, researchers, the public, and public agencies. It also provides a rationale for the information collected in KTAP and a guide for registering a project.
The KTAP Advanced Tracking Protocol is also available and may be used by regulatory agencies in the future.


Forms & Templates (Advanced Tracking Only):