In the Media

Walking above the Whychus at Alder Springs

Bend Bulletin

Central Oregon is full of geologic beauty, from the Cascades to high lava plateaus to river canyons and stunning cliff faces. The hike at Alder Springs features all of this and more in less than 2 miles.

Tough steelhead season expected in NE Oregon

The Observer

Following a trend set in recent years, anglers fishing the Grande Ronde and its tributaries for steelhead can expect sparse returns and a disproportionate number of uncut fins this season.

Irrigation project brings changes to trail

Sisters Nugget

Most local hikers know that the popular Whychus Creek Trail has a temporary trailhead and parking lot because of the ongoing construction project associated with the Plainview Dam removal and irrigation rerouting. Introduced in 2012, the trail has become a staple for local outdoor enthusiasts in search of a quick, nearby trail getaway. What many local trail users may not realize, however, is that the trail itself will have some lasting — and significant — changes when the project is completed.

Historic deal revives plan for largest US dam demolition

Associated Press

An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to tribes but have dwindled to almost nothing in recent years.

Habitat Conservation Plan advances to final stages

Bend Bulletin

The Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan, which will impact the flow rates of the Deschutes River for at least three decades, passed a key hurdle as it moves through the approval process by federal regulators.

Conservation Controversy

The Source Weekly

Local irrigation districts have a plan to conserve water in the Deschutes River and protect endangered species, but environmental groups say it isn't enough