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30-year Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan draws quick fire


After nearly 12 years of discussions and negotiations, the Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan was announced Friday, with its backers saying it will do a great deal to balance streamflows and better protect four threatened species for the next 30 years – and critics saying it does nothing of the sort and vowing to challenge it.

Board honors Opal Springs fish passage project

Madras Pioneer

The Opal Springs Volitional Fish Passage project was honored recently with a State Land Board Award, recognizing a longtime collaborative effort to eliminate a major fish migration barrier in the Crooked River Watershed.

Editorial: Fight the bullfrog invaders: Help the Oregon spotted frog

Bend Bulletin

We know the idea of eating a bullfrog or dissections may be disgusting to some, but bullfrogs are just about worthy of a bounty. Do you want greater restrictions on waterways in Oregon? The bullfrog gobbling up Oregon spotted frogs could jump the federal government in that direction. Fight the bullfrog invasion.

Fish in peril after reservoir goes dry

Bend Bulletin

When the water level in Wickiup Reservoir dropped to critical levels in August, Central Oregon’s farming community was left without a stable source of water for irrigation. It also left thousands of fish without a sufficient habitat to survive.

Editorial: A plan to improve the Deschutes River

Bend Bulletin

River flows fluctuate dramatically and unnaturally. About half the water conveyed through open ditches never gets where it was intended to go. A drought isn’t helping, either.

Listen: Rivers Need Water With Tod Heisler

The Source Weekly

Central Oregon LandWatch's rivers conservation director talks about the organization's efforts to restore the Deschutes River to its historic flows