“We will miss Natasha dearly. She has been great to have as part of our organization, but I can’t wait to see what more she can do at the Deschutes Land Trust,” said Kate Fitzpatrick, DRC Executive Director.
After 45 years, salmon and steelhead have finally returned to the Deschutes Basin. When the Round Butte Dam was built in the 1960’s, passage for migrating fish failed. Since then, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and PGE have partnered to bring them back into the basin.
Oregon Water Resources Commission has recently awarded $908,127 for feasibility studies across the state. The Deschutes River Conservancy was the recipient of two such grants. Never has there been a better time for government investment in our local infrastructure.
Hello, my name is Tai’Anne Smith and I am the communications intern for the Deschutes River Conservancy. Project Zero and my internship with the DRC is giving me the opportunity to get paid, on-the job training in areas I’m passionate about while working remotely in my own community.
For the last 70 years, altered flows in the Deschutes River upstream of Bend made habitat restoration efforts ineffective. With the flow restoration measures agreed upon in the recently-completed Habitat Conservation Plan, meaningful habitat restoration is finally on the horizon.
Deschutes River Conservancy receives funding from Coors Seltzer to Help Stabilize Whychus Creek Flows ›
Redband and Steelhead Trout in Whychus Creek to Benefit through funding from the Coors Seltzer Change the Course program.
USDA Awards $2.6 Million to Implement Central Oregon Irrigation District Water Conservation Projects ›
The Deschutes River Conservancy will be awarded $2.6 million to implement water conservation projects within Central Oregon Irrigation District to reduce water demands and restore flows in the Upper Deschutes River.