About Deschutes River Conservancy

The DRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded by the Environmental Defense Fund, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and local irrigation districts. In the past sixteen years, we have built a strong foundation for collaborative work in the Deschutes Basin.

Our mission is to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin. Our objectives are to meet or exceed state water quality standards and to restore the natural hydrograph to the extent environmentally, socially and economically feasible in the Deschutes River and its tributaries. 

We are a nationally recognized leader in river restoration and we have set the bar for achieving results through collaboration.

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