Deschutes River Conservancy
Partnership Strategy

The DRC has worked with its partners to develop both reach-specific and basin-wide restoration strategies.

The DRC, the Deschutes Basin Land Trust, and the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council have developed a restoration strategy for Whychus Creek that builds on the strengths of each of these organizations and meets fish habitat, riparian habitat, and water quality needs in Whychus Creek. The Whychus Creek strategy developed by the DRC and its partners serves as a model for similar reach-specific strategies to be developed across the Basin.

On a larger scale, the DRC is working as a part of the Deschutes Water Alliance to plan for long-term water resource management in the Deschutes Basin. The Deschutes Water Alliance believes that cooperation and voluntary participation will allow agricultural, municipal, and ecological needs to be met in the Basin.