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WRC Launches Its First Project in Washington's Methow Valley

Oct 30th, 2018  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

WRC Launches Its First Project in Washington's Methow Valley

The Methow Valley is a spectacular notch of cold rivers, pristine wilderness areas, rolling foothills and tiny, historic towns that cuts across eastern Washington. At the heart of the valley is the Methow River, a critical salmon and steelhead stream fed by smaller tributaries that tumble cold and clear from the North Cascade Mountains. The largest of these tributaries is the Chewuch River, where WRC has launched one of its newest conservation efforts.

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Colorado Now Home to Country’s Newest National Conservation Area

Oct 30th, 2018  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Colorado Now Home to Country’s Newest National Conservation Area

Last month, Western Rivers Conservancy dropped the final piece into place in the effort to create the country’s newest unit of the National Wildlife Refuge system. WRC’s donation of a conservation easement to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially established the San Luis Valley Conservation Area, which is now poised to protect up to 530,000 acres in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.

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We Did It! Mojave River Oasis Protected

Oct 11th, 2018  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

We Did It! Mojave River Oasis Protected

We did it! Western Rivers Conservancy permanently protected a rare stretch of California’s Mojave River as a haven for imperiled fish and wildlife.

Most of the Mojave River flows below ground, but along one very special stretch, the river is pushed to the surface by the underlying bedrock and forms a lush oasis in heart of the Mojave Desert. Thanks to your support, we just protected a critical 3.5 miles...

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Ensuring Healthy Headwaters for Idaho’s Middle Fork Salmon River

Jul 27th, 2018  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Ensuring Healthy Headwaters for Idaho’s Middle Fork Salmon River

This month, Western Rivers Conservancy launched an effort that will revitalize a series of crucial salmon and steelhead streams in the very headwaters of Idaho’s famed Middle Fork Salmon River. The project will conserve 159 acres of prime fish and wildlife habitat and allow us to return critically needed water to Knapp and Marsh creeks.

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Expanding Our Efforts on Oregon’s Wild and Scenic John Day River

Jul 27th, 2018  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Expanding Our Efforts on Oregon’s Wild and Scenic John Day River

On Oregon’s lower John Day River, between two spectacular BLM wilderness study areas, Western Rivers Conservancy purchased a second ranch on Thirtymile Creek. The purchase complements our ongoing effort to conserve Thirtymile Creek and ten miles of the lower John Day, while creating new recreational access to over 75,000 acres of public BLM lands surrounding the ranches.

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