Stories from the River

  • Act Now to Save the Deschutes River

    The Deschutes is a natural jewel in the heart of our community. But many of us are unaware that the river upstream of Bend is in big trouble. Its ecology is at a tipping point and showing steep declines in fish, wildlife and vegetation. We must act now before it is too late.

  • Change The Story

    The Deschutes River runs through the heart of Central Oregon. For the past century, the river has been managed to serve irrigation needs. This has had a negative impact on flows and the health of the river. Together with our community, the Deschutes River Conservancy is helping to change the story of the Deschutes River.

  • River Voices of the Next Generation

    Central Oregon kids speak up about what the river means to them.

  • Why I Love the River

    Peace. Well-being. Togetherness.

    As you wish these things for your loved ones this holiday season, take a moment to remember how the river provides many of these gifts and enriches our lives daily.