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.