Our Mission

Western Rivers Conservancy protects outstanding river ecosystems throughout the western United States. We acquire land to conserve critical habitat, provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment, and cooperate with other agencies and organizations to secure the health of whole ecosystems.

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Our Projects

Our river conservation efforts have protected tens of thousands of acres on over 50 western streams. Our current conservation priorities include land acquisitions on California's lower Klamath River, the Salmon River in Idaho, the John Day River in Oregon, the Gunnison River in Colorado and the Hood River in Oregon.

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Peter Moyle Named Conservationist of the Year!

Fly Fisherman magazine announced California’s legendary fish biologist and WRC board member, Dr. Peter Moyle, as its 2020 Conservationist of the Year. Please join us on February 5th to honor Peter at the historic Log Cabin in San Francisco’s Presidio. Plus, a talk by Peter Moyle on the power of academics, anglers and river people working together to save our fish and rivers.

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