Deschutes River Conservancy News

Welcome Jacob Kimiecik, DRC’s New Project Manager

Jacob is our new Project Manager. Prior to joining the DRC, Jacob earned a BS in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics along with a BA in Economics from Colorado State University in 2016. Jacob also earned a JD from Lewis & Clark Law school in 2021 with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law.

Dani Wise Johnson Joins DRC as Programs Director

Dani joins the DRC as our Programs Director. For the past 10 years, Dani has been working independently, conducting restoration projects, performing watershed assessments, leading trainings for professionals, guiding municipalities and non-profits through water quality challenges, and generally trying to spend as much time on the rivers as possible! 

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.