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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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Sandy River Frontage Preserved in the Heart of our Project Area

Oct 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Sandy River Frontage Preserved in the Heart of our Project Area

Western Rivers Conservancy has acquired another property in our ongoing effort to assemble a 5,000-acre natural area along the Sandy River. In August, we purchased 52 acres that will fill in a piece of the puzzle in the heart of our project area.

The property includes nearly a half mile of river frontage that is lined with a healthy riparian forest of cottonwood. It lies directly upstream of the former site of Marmot Dam, which Read More >


Three More Properties Conserved on the Hoh River

May 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Three More Properties Conserved on the Hoh River

A decade into our work on the Hoh River, we reached a major milestone with 7,000 acres protected. However, Western Rivers Conservancy is not finished protecting strategic properties and habitat along the Hoh, the finest salmon stream in the Lower Forty-Eight.

Today, WRC conserved three more properties totaling 60 acres and conveyed the land to the Hoh River Trust....

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Effort on Gunnison River Moves into National Conservation Area

May 1st, 2010  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Effort on Gunnison River Moves into National Conservation Area

Western Rivers Conservancy has committed to purchase nearly 400 acres of spectacular canyon country along several miles of the Lower Gunnison River in Colorado. The private property is surrounded by the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA), a newly designated region that is home to ancient fossil beds, red rock canyons and desert flora and fauna. Once the property is acquired, Western Rivers Conservancy will convey it to the Bureau of Land Management to become part of...

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