Deschutes River Conservancy News

Reflections on World Water Day

World Water Day is an important reminder of the crucial role that water plays in our lives. On a global level, it can be difficult to comprehend how an individual can make a difference, but with the inspiration of “Be the change you want to see in the world” we can all make small changes that add up to big effects.

Critical Wild Steelhead Habitat Gets a Water Boost

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) has been working for over 27 years to improve streamflow in the Deschutes River Basin. Through our collaborative work with our partners, we have been able to protect more than…

DRC Welcomes New Program Director, Jim Bond

The Deschutes River Conservancy is thrilled to announce that Jim Bond will be joining our team as our Program Director. Jim is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in water conservation, having previously worked as a Program Manager at the Washington Water Trust.

The Silencing of Celilo Falls – 66th Anniversary on March 10th

The 66th anniversary of the silencing of Celilo Falls on the Columbia River occurred on March 10th, 2023. Celilo Falls was a significant fishing site and meeting place for many Indigenous tribes in the Pacific Northwest, including the Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce tribes.

Notes from the Field: Catching Fish to Conserving Rivers

The River teaches many lessons. Impermanence and change are constant-from day to day, season to season, and year to year. The angler is aware of this and knows they must be flexible and adapt to these changing conditions if they are to be successful in their pursuit. I have been extremely fortunate to have spent so much of my life on the water, listening to these lessons.

Intern at an Environmentally Focused Local Non-Profit

Intern at an environmentally focused local non-profit! PGE’s Project Zero internship program is currently recruiting for the 2023 cohort. Develop on-the-job skills in environmental stewardship and the green economy. Online info sessions Mar 21, 22 & 30, 2023.

A Brief History of the DRC

In the early 1990s, a small group of dedicated individuals envisioned an organization unlike any other in Central Oregon. A few years later, the founders’ vision became a reality.