The Deschutes River Conservancy is thrilled to announce that Jim Bond will be joining our team as our Program Director. Jim is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in water conservation, having previously worked as a Program Manager at the Washington Water Trust.
The Silencing of Celilo Falls – 66th Anniversary on March 10th ›
The 66th anniversary of the silencing of Celilo Falls on the Columbia River occurred on March 10th, 2023. Celilo Falls was a significant fishing site and meeting place for many Indigenous tribes in the Pacific Northwest, including the Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce tribes.
Notes from the Field: Catching Fish to Conserving Rivers ›
The River teaches many lessons. Impermanence and change are constant-from day to day, season to season, and year to year. The angler is aware of this and knows they must be flexible and adapt to these changing conditions if they are to be successful in their pursuit. I have been extremely fortunate to have spent so much of my life on the water, listening to these lessons.
Intern at an Environmentally Focused Local Non-Profit ›
Intern at an environmentally focused local non-profit! PGE’s Project Zero internship program is currently recruiting for the 2023 cohort. Develop on-the-job skills in environmental stewardship and the green economy. Online info sessions Mar 21, 22 & 30, 2023.
Oregon Shines Partners with the DRC ›
Support Oregon Shines and the DRC by registering for solar power!
Fish Reintroduction and River Restoration in the Upper Deschutes to be topic of next ‘Raise the Deschutes’ Educational Seminar Series ›
Sixty years after the construction of the Pelton Round Butte Dam Complex, migrating salmon and Steelhead are returning to the Upper Deschutes Basin. Come learn about the history and ongoing restoration efforts to support these iconic fish species.
A Brief History of the DRC ›
In the early 1990s, a small group of dedicated individuals envisioned an organization unlike any other in Central Oregon. A few years later, the founders’ vision became a reality.
Roses are red, violets are blue, James loves the Deschutes River, and you should too. ›
Love was in the air this month as we celebrated Valentine’s Day and it had us thinking about how much we love the Deschutes River.
February 28th – BRINGING THE FISH HOME: FISH REINTRODUCTION AND RIVER RESTORATION IN THE UPPER DESCHUTES BASIN ›
Sixty years after the construction of the Pelton Round Butte Dam Complex, migrating salmon and steelhead are returning to the Upper Deschutes Basin. This seminar will focus on the history of the reintroduction and ongoing restoration efforts to support these fish, which also benefit resident fish and other wildlife.