DRC News & Resources

We are happy to announce that this year’s RiverFeast Dinner and Auction was a great success! Thanks to the generosity of our community, tickets were sold out and were able to offer 11 exciting live auction items to an enthusiastic...
Even though the Willamette River Basin is extremely similar to the Deschutes River Basin in terms of size and geographic location, it has a much wetter climate.  The differences in vegetation are pretty obvious even from satellite imagery! By Jake...
By Jake Sahl Contributing Writer for the Deschutes River Conservancy This past weekend, I took a visit to Smith Rock State Park to do some rock climbing with a friend. As we walked and climbed around, talking about the different...
By Jake Sahl Contributing Writer for the Deschutes River Conservancy When I finally got my head above water, I found myself in the quiet cave formed by our overturned raft. The world under here seemed calm, the roar of the...
How it all started Over 100 years ago, federal and state policies encouraged the settlement of the high desert by facilitating access to land and irrigation water. In many cases, the state gave out more water rights than existed in...
The Deschutes River runs through the heart of Central Oregon. For the past century, the river has been managed to serve irrigation needs. This has had a negative impact on flows and the health of the river. Together with our...
Includes the 2016 Flow Restoration Report, Tools to Create A Healthy Deschutes, McKay Creek's Missing Link, and a Message from DRC Executive Director, Tod Heisler. View the 2016 Annual Report
Includes the 20 Year Flow Restoration Report, DRC Streamflow Restoration Progress Report, Neighbors of the River, What You Need to Know About the Deschutes, Together We Can Restore the Deschutes River, and a Message From The Executive Director, Tod Heisler....