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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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WRC Will Buy Site of Minam 'Store' Put-in

Oct 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

WRC Will Buy Site of Minam 'Store' Put-in

Many boaters are familiar with the put-in at the Minam Store, immediately downstream of the picturesque confluence of the Minam and Wallowa Rivers in the northeast corner of Oregon.This is an extremely important access point for river users, including anglers, hunters and especially boaters, who use it as a launching point for spectacular multi-day family floating trips on the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers. The Minam Store sits on two acres with 350 feet of river...

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Completing our First Acquisition on the Bear River in Utah

Oct 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Completing our First Acquisition on the Bear River in Utah

On the edge of the Great Salt Lake, the marshes at the mouth of the Bear River are one of the top producers of waterfowl in the country.

Here, Western Rivers Conservancy will complete protection of 696 acres of vital marshlands in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Bear River.

We began acquiring this land, the former Feather and Finn Club, in 2008....

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