WRC Blog

Returning Water to the Scott for Imperiled Coho Salmon

Jul 5th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Returning Water to the Scott for Imperiled Coho Salmon

Building on our work in California’s Klamath River basin, Western Rivers Conservancy has embarked on an effort to improve stream flows within the South Fork Scott, the largest, cleanest and coldest tributary to the Scott River. The Scott flows to the Klamath and is the state’s single most important stream for native coho salmon, which are threatened or endangered throughout California and Oregon.

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When Rivers Need it Most

Jun 29th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

When Rivers Need it Most

By acquiring riverland properties with associated water rights, WRC can have an even greater impact on river systems, especially when rivers are strained by summer heat, water withdrawals and low flows.

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Celebrate on the North Umpqua With Us!

May 23th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Celebrate on the North Umpqua With Us!

Next week, WRC staff, friends and partners will be gathering on the North Umpqua River for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the permanent protection of the Swiftwater Park property, which spans a mile of the river at the head of the North Umpqua Trail.

We hope you’ll join us!

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CONSERVED: North Umpqua’s Swiftwater Park

Apr 25th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

CONSERVED: North Umpqua’s Swiftwater Park

The Umpqua and Rogue are the only two coastal rivers in Oregon with headwaters in the Cascade Range. All other coastal rivers rise in the lower-elevation Coast Range. Fed by snowmelt, the North Umpqua flows clean and cold year-round, its chilly emerald waters a contrast to the nearby rivers that warm dramatically in summer. This anomaly is what makes the North Umpqua so crucial to cold-water fish, including Chinook and coho salmon, sea-run cutthroat and summer and winter steelhead.

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Almost There! WRC Makes Final Purchase to Save Blue Creek

Mar 27th, 2017  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Almost There! WRC Makes Final Purchase to Save Blue Creek

In northern California, Western Rivers Conservancy has purchased the final 8,582 acres in our effort to forever protect Blue Creek, the lifeline of the Klamath River. This extraordinary step puts us within striking distance of completing the Blue Creek Salmon Sanctuary and Yurok Tribal Community Forest, a 73 square-mile preserve in the heart of redwood country. WRC is now working to convey the land to the Yurok people for permanent conservation.

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