Our team at the DRC works tirelessly on conserving water and restoring rivers, but sometimes we like to get out and enjoy the snow. This year we celebrated the beginning of winter with a cross-country ski outing.
The DRC’s annual instream leasing program protects about 20% of the water present in the Middle Deschutes River during the summer – and a significant amount of water in other Central Oregon streams.
The Project Zero Internship through PGE has been tremendous and has given me experience in an abundance of environmental fields. Thanks to funding from Portland General Electric’s Project Zero Program, my time with the Deschutes River Conservancy has been extended through May 31st, 2023. I couldn’t be more excited to continue this opportunity!
Read about the projects, programs, and priorities that drive our mission forward with stats on our accomplishments and updates on our progress.
Recently DRC staff had the chance to get together in Portland with other river restoration professionals connected with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Columbia Basin Water Transaction Program (CBWTP). Agencies and organizations funded through…
Dirty Freehub podcast host Chris Kutach has interviewed Jacob Kimiecik about the Deschutes River Conservancy’s mission as well as their work on McKay Creek to give their audience a strong connection to the area.
Calling for volunteers with experience handling fish to help relocate stranded fish as flows in the river drop for storage season.
On this episode of Cascade Views, Sipe sits down with the DRC’s Kate Fitzpatrick to discuss water, the DRC’s mission, and the role of the Deschutes River Conservancy in the Deschutes River Basin and Central Oregon community.
PGE has reported that 700 Spring Chinook have passed through the complex into the upper basin, a sharp increase from 180 Chinook last year. The is cause for celebration in the journey to help restore habitat, passage, and streamflow in the basin.