Deschutes River Conservancy News

Restoring the River Through Leasing

Next time you’re walking along the Deschutes River north of Bend, casting a fly at Sawyer Park or paddling some sweet whitewater downstream from the Riverhouse, stop for a second and notice the water. It…

A Community Vision for Restored Rivers

Water is never more top of mind than when we have too much or too little. Here in the arid high desert of Central Oregon, it is often the case that we have too little.…

The Crooked River running through Prineville Oregon

A Tale of Two Rivers: Part One – The Crooked River

In the Western United States, the availability of water has become a serious concern for many communities and rural areas. Central Oregon is no exception. From river to river, situations are different depending on the…

50+ Reasons We Love The Deschutes

Thank you for helping us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day this week by sending in your reasons you love the Deschutes Basin. As promised, here they are! 50+ Reasons We Love The Deschutes…

Federal Funding for Water Conservation in Central Oregon

Senator Jeff Merkley, the top Democrat on the Senate’s Agriculture Appropriations Committee, has been working hard to secure funding for Central Oregon. A bill that includes a $25 million increase for the Watershed and Flood…