How We're Doing Our Part in Saving the Deschutes River

A close up view of water and rocks.

Restoring Water, Preserving Life

There’s nothing like distilling 12 months of work into 16 pages to help us focus on what matters! In these pages, you’ll learn about the projects, programs, and priorities that drive our mission forward. We share stats on our accomplishments and updates on our progress. And we acknowledge those who have contributed to the DRC’s success in various ways.

The Deschutes River Conservancy is dedicated to restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes River Basin.

Founded in 1996 as a collaborative, multi-stakeholder organization, the DRC's Board of Directors makes decisions by consensus and is comprised of key public and private interests including farming, ranching, timber, development, hydro-power, recreation, tribes, and environment.

The staff and board of the Deschutes River Conservancy embrace the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. A healthy environment and healthy inclusive communities are deeply interconnected — we cannot have one without the other.​​

Directing Change

The Deschutes River Conservancy leads the way in ecological transformation, steering efforts towards a sustainable and vibrant river ecosystem.

More Waterflow

Through innovative conservation projects, the Conservancy has significantly increased streamflow, ensuring a thriving habitat for fish and wildlife.


Dedicated volunteers are the backbone of the Conservancy, contributing to the ongoing success of river restoration and community engagement initiatives.

Make a Change

Join the Deschutes River Conservancy in making a tangible difference, where every action contributes to the health and future of our precious waterways.