The Mission of the Deschutes River Conservancy

The Deschutes River begins at Little Lava Lake (shown above) in the Cascade Mountains and winds its way 250 miles North to join the Columbia River.

The Deschutes River Conservancy is a non-profit organization with the mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin.

Founded in 1996 as a collaborative, multi-stakeholder organization, the DRC's Board of Directors makes decisions by consensus and is comprised of key public and private interests including farming, ranching, timber, development, hydro-power, recreation, tribes, and environment.


Strategic Plan 2015 - 2025

Deschutes River Conservancy's Strategic Plan, March 2015