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Protecting a Gold Medal Trout Fishery along the Little Cimarron

Sep 1st, 2011  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Protecting a Gold Medal Trout Fishery along the Little Cimarron

In an effort to enhance critical stream flows in a key tributary of Colorado’s Gunnison River, Western Rivers Conservancy is purchasing a critical parcel of land with senior water rights along the Little Cimarron River, one of the jewels of Colorado’s West Front and a renowned trout fishery.

Western Rivers has secured an option to purchase a 211-acre farm in Gunnison and Montrose counties with strategic senior water rights. Once the farm is acquired, WRC will team up...

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Launches ‘Wild Rivers’ Campaign Aug. 1

Sep 1st, 2011  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Press Release

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Launches ‘Wild Rivers’ Campaign Aug. 1
Proceeds Five Regional Nonprofits Nationwide

For Immediate Release
August 1, 2011

For more information please contact:
Jennifer McCormick, Western Rivers...

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WRC Buys Strategic John Day River Property at Auction

Dec 16th, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

WRC Buys Strategic John Day River Property at Auction

One of our specialties is the ability act quickly when important conservation opportunities arise.

In dramatic fashion on November 30, on the steps of the courthouse in Wheeler County, Oregon, Western Rivers Conservancy was the successful bidder to purchase a 3,259-acre property at a sheriff’s foreclosure auction.

The property lies along a strategically important section of the John Day River, about 75 miles upstream of the Murtha...

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Another Major Milestone on the lower Klamath River

Dec 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Another Major Milestone on the lower Klamath River

Klamath River, California

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Gunnison River Frontage Conserved

Dec 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Gunnison River Frontage Conserved

The Gunnison is a vital branch of the Colorado River system, and a new and exciting focus area for Western Rivers Conservancy. With its long free-flowing length and habitat for rare flora and fauna, the Gunnison is a thread of life flowing through desert and rocky mountain canyonlands.

In December, we are making our first land purchase along the Gunnison: 131 acres that lie within two inholdings of the BLM Bangs Canyon Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA), located just...

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