Agencies, landowners want legal protection while reintroducing steelhead to Crooked River.
Bend Bulletin Article – Native vegetation, steelhead are returning to Ochoco stream. The DRC is playing a role in these efforts.
Highlights why partnerships in the play a critical role in the DRC's river restoration efforts.
A proposal to pipe a Tumalo irrigation canal would be a boon to fish, giving them thousands of additional gallons of water each day in Tumalo Creek and the Middle Deschutes River.
Boating access will be restricted at The Cove Palisades State Park on Lake Billy Chinook as the lake is drawn down to allow for the construction of a fish-enhancement project.
Gary Blake wrote a guest column expressing his views on canal piping in early September. He lives in Tumalo and is on the board of the Swalley Irrigation District.
A group of Central Oregon irrigators, government officials and dam owners asked federal officials Tuesday for time to gauge the impacts of reintroducing endangered fish, in meetings in Washington, D.C.
The idea of reintroducing steelhead trout to Central Oregon rivers and streams above Pelton and Round Butte dams long has been a dream not only of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indians but of such groups as the Deschutes River Conservancy.
In the name of holding the line against federal budget deficits, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn has stopped more than 80 bills in their tracks this year – including three Central Oregon conservation bills that total a few million dollars.