Bend Business Advocate Jon Skidmore has the wrong job title. It should be business advocate/lobbyist to get breweries to be Bridge Creek friendly.
Articles that have appeared in the media about the Deschutes Basin and
the Deschutes River Conservancy.
Sep 28, 2011 - - September 27, 2011 - DRC News - Deschutes River Conservancy a thought leader in water conservation
The Deschutes River Conservancy regularly serves as a resource for regional groups seeking to learn from the successes of the collaborative restoration model in the Deschutes Basin. Recently, the DRC hosted tours for two delegations from Colorado and Arizona who were interested in seeing how agricultural and environmental interests can work together to solve long-term water needs.
Earlier this month the city of Bend asked local brewers, including Deschutes, Boneyard and 10 Barrel, to support the city’s controversial $68.2 million overhaul of its Bridge Creek water system.
Several years ago, my husband and I spent a long weekend fly-fishing in southeastern Oregon. For three solid days, we flogged three different rivers.
The city of Bend seems so deeply dug in defending its $69 million Bridge Creek water project that it’s unwilling to peek out from behind the bunkers.
Creating an official trail system along Whychus Creek near Sisters may create new problems for the area, argues a Bend nonprofit group appealing a U.S. Forest Service plan.
Last weekend, Bend residents Mike Tripp and his wife went on a hike along Tumalo Creek downstream of Shevlin Park. What they found startled them.
The cost of removing four dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon will be far less than first believed, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday as he worked to rally support for several massive federal water projects.
The city of Bend’s latest money-saving venture could maroon Bend with a $4 million pile of steel to sell. The city hopes it can save $400,000 on the price of steel pipe for its Bridge Creek water project by paying $4 million now.
Aug 07, 2011 - - August 7, 2011 - Bend Bulletin - Float, swim or paddle for the river (dog optional)
Break out the paddles and make ready the rafts: Race for the River will return Saturday for its sophomore year.
The federal government may grant an exemption on the Deschutes River that would temporarily loosen some restraints brought on by steelhead’s threatened species designation and provide legal protection to those who harmed the fish while acting within the law.
2 area groups throw support behind bill that would aid McKay Creek 2 area groups throw support behind bill that would aid McKay Creek.
A field of 251, competing as relays and teams, took part Saturday in the inaugural Bend Oyster Off Road Adventure Race.
There was a House split evenly between the parties and a close margin in the Senate. There was Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is serving his third term, a first for an Oregon governor.
Rafts, kayaks, inflatables, canoes, paddleboards and even dogs can participate in Deschutes River Conservancy’s Race for the River on Aug. 13 at Riverbend Park in Bend.
For steelhead in Central Oregon, this is a time like no other. Hundreds of thousands of young steelhead have been reintroduced into Whychus Creek and the Crooked River. It’s part of a $150 million reintroduction effort, including the 250-plus-foot fish passage tower sunk into the water upstream of the Pelton-Round Butte Dam.
Aug 07, 2011 - - June 11, 2011 - Bend Bulletin - Groups want Walden’s water plan to help fish, river health
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, visits Prineville today to discuss proposed legislation that would allow Prineville to draw more groundwater, help restore McKay Creek and more. But some conservation groups and angling advocates are upset about what it does not include — more water for fish and river health.
Jim Bartlett, fish passage biologist with Portland General Electric, holds the first adult spring chinook that returned to the Pelton Round Butte dam complex, after rearing in Upper Deschutes tributaries.
People in Japan are still trying to piece their lives together, following the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster there.
May 24, 2011 - - May 19, 2011 - The Oregonian - Upper Deschutes River could ease into protections for threatened stee
Threatened steelhead are being reintroduced to the upper Deschutes River, but the protections for the at-risk fish are being delayed so cities, counties, irrigators and landowners can have time to adjust.