WRC Blog

New State Wildlife Area in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, thanks to collaborative effort on the upper Rio Grande

Apr 4th, 2018  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

New State Wildlife Area in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, thanks to collaborative effort on the upper Rio Grande

In the heart of the San Luis Valley, a new state wildlife area now protects 17,019 acres of public open space along the Rio Grande, as well as outstanding habitat for fish and wildlife, thanks to the efforts of Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) and its partners Costilla County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), the LOR Foundation and Colorado Open Lands.

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History Made on California's Klamath River

Feb 28th, 2018  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

History Made on California's Klamath River

After a 10-year effort the Yurok Tribe, Western Rivers Conservancy, Opportunity Fund, and U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, a division of U.S. Bank, successfully create a salmon sanctuary to protect the cold-water lifeline of the Klamath River

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Five entirely different ways to help our rivers

Dec 20th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Five entirely different ways to help our rivers

You’re a critical part of our effort to save the great rivers of the West. Your donations matter—a lot. Your support will help us protect thousands of acres of riverland across the West. Real, lasting, meaningful work that forever conserves crucial reaches of our finest rivers.

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Returning Water to Salmon Streams High in the Sawtooth Mountains

Nov 13th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Returning Water to Salmon Streams High in the Sawtooth Mountains

Western Rivers Conservancy is about to set a new precedent for river conservation in Idaho. In the Sawtooth Valley, at the headwaters of the Salmon River, we recently purchased a property called Goat Falls Ranch. The ranch has key water rights on Goat and Meadow creeks, two critical headwater streams that once contained some of the best rearing habitat for Chinook salmon in the entire Columbia Basin.

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In Alamosa, WRC Helps Realize a Community’s Vision for the Rio Grande

Nov 12th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

In Alamosa, WRC Helps Realize a Community’s Vision for the Rio Grande

In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, Western Rivers Conservancy launched an exciting new project to expand open space and improve river access for the city of Alamosa. Our effort will conserve a valuable stretch of the upper Rio Grande as both nature park and outdoor playground, doubling the size of Alamosa’s public park system and meeting the community’s need for recreational opportunities centered around the river.

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