Deschutes River Conservancy News

A fisherman’s perspective on the Deschutes River

Talk a little about your guiding business. I started Deep Canyon Outfitters in 2009 after working with another outfitter for 4 years, and before that, yet another outfitter for 3 years. In total I have…

Farmers, fish and streams win in Whychus

We can look forward to a higher flowing, healthier Whychus Creek this summer as a result of the latest in a series of restoration projects that have revived this Sisters creek. Once a dry creek…

Working toward a healthier Deschutes River

Two weeks ago a large quantity of trout and other fish species became stranded and died in a side channel of the Deschutes River, near Meadow Camp and Lava Island, southwest of Bend, Oregon. The…

When disaster strikes

How freak weather events affect local farmers We are used to some severe weather here in Central Oregon, but the two hail storms that came through in late August were truly exceptional. With hailstones of…

Recent study finds larger fish populations in colder waters

  Low river flows and associated high water temperatures often negatively affect fish populations. Biologists believe this to be the case in the Deschutes River downstream from Bend, where flows are dramatically altered during the…