Fish Reintroduction and River Restoration in the Upper Deschutes to be topic of next ‘Raise the Deschutes’ Educational Seminar Series

February 23, 2023
Fish Reintroduction and River Restoration in the Upper Deschutes to be topic of next ‘Raise the Deschutes’ Educational Seminar Series


February 22, 2023


Marisa Hossick, Communications Director

Deschutes River Conservancy


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.

BEND, ORE – On February 28th, the Deschutes River Conservancy is hosting its 7th Raise the Deschutes seminar series. This month’s seminar will be exploring fish reintroduction and river restoration in the Upper Deschutes Basin

This seminar will focus on the history of reintroduction and ongoing restoration efforts to support migrating salmon and steelhead on their return to historic spawning waters in the Upper Deschutes Basin. Speakers will include Megan Hill, Natural Resource Manager for Portland General Electric and board member at the DRC; Kris Knight, Executive Director of the Deschutes Watershed Council; and DRC’s Programs Manager, Jacob Kimiecik.

The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), in concert with many of its local partners, is continuing with its popular Raise the Deschutes Seminar Series. The series provides opportunities for the public to engage with water experts who will present on and answer questions regarding the primary water issues affecting the Deschutes River Basin, including water supply, river hydrology, climate change, canal piping, water conservation options, and solutions for resiliency.

Seminar sponsors include City of Bend, Mt. Bachelor/Sun Country Tours, Hand in Hand Productions, COIC (Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council), Patagonia of Bend, and the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club of Bend.

Where: Open Space Event Studios in Bend's Midtown District on Online

When: February 28th, 2023

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

This seminar will be one and a half hours but will include gathering time before and afterward to mingle, have a drink, and ask additional questions. Beverages are available for purchase; you are welcome to being your own dinner.

Cost: FREE.

Accessibility: Each seminar will be primarily geared toward an in-person audience but will be professionally streamed and recorded to reach a wider audience in partnership with Hand in Hand Productions.


The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC) formed 25 years ago with a mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes River Basin. The DRC has a multi-stakeholder board and through collaborative efforts has restored up to 208 cfs (equivalent to 93,357 gallons per minute) of flow in the basin with non-litigious, voluntary, and market-based programs. For more information about the DRC visit

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