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Conserving a Vital Link in the Northern Sierra Nevada

Dec 1st, 2011  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Conserving a Vital Link in the Northern Sierra Nevada

In the northern Sierra Nevada foothills, Deer Creek is a nearly pristine dam-free haven for fish and wildlife that winds through more than 50 miles of chaparral, blue oak groves and grassy hills. A rarity in California for its strong runs of steelhead and spring Chinook, Deer Creek is also one of the precious few rivers that hold hope for restoring the Sacramento River’s endangered salmon and steelhead runs. On December 8, California’s Wildlife Conservation Board approved...

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Western Rivers Conservancy Conserves Outstanding Fish Habitat in the Willamette Valley

Dec 1st, 2011  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Western Rivers Conservancy Conserves Outstanding Fish Habitat in the Willamette Valley

Western Rivers Conservancy has set its sights on preserving one of the most important fisheries in Oregon’s Willamette basin: the North Santiam River. Fish in the basin are imperiled: upper Willamette River Chinook salmon and winter steelhead have both been listed as Threatened, and Oregon Chub is listed as Endangered. On December 21, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) took an important step toward restoring these runs by purchasing 160 acres of critical fish, wildlife and plant...

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Celebrating an Extraordinary Year of Conserving the West's Great Rivers

Dec 1st, 2011  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Celebrating an Extraordinary Year of Conserving the West's Great Rivers

At Western Rivers Conservancy, we believe that to conserve a river, you first have to think in terms of “forever.” It’s clear that our supporters believe this as well. With your help, 2011 was an extraordinary year for river conservation. WRC permanently protected more than 40,000 acres and 54 river miles along six of the finest rivers in California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah.

Highlights of our accomplishments include:

Conserving 16,000 acres along 16...

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Conserving Land at the Heart of the Sandy River Basin Salmon and Steelhead Habitat: Boulder Creek

Sep 1st, 2011  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Conserving Land at the Heart of the Sandy River Basin Salmon and Steelhead Habitat: Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek, Oregon, Steelhead

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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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