Deschutes River Conservancy News

Salmon and Steelhead Restoration: A Collaborative Journey

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.

DRC ED Featured on Western Water Market Podcast

Kate Fitzpatrick, catches up with Western Water Market podcast host, Kristina Ribellia, to unpack Central Oregon’s drought situation, including efforts to prepare for and respond to unprecedented years like this.

Notes from the Field – Restoring Habitat in the Upper Deschutes

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.  

RiverFest 2021 – Buy Your Tickets Today

A VIRTUAL BENEFIT FOR THE DESCHUTES RIVER CONSERVANCY We need your support more than ever after this difficult year. The Deschutes River Basin is facing a water crisis. A crisis we can do something about.…