WRC Blog

When Beer, Gear and Sandals Save Rivers

Nov 3rd, 2015  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

When Beer, Gear and Sandals Save Rivers

We’re happy to report that some of our must-haves when heading to the river recently became part of our efforts to save rivers. This summer, four valued partners raised funds to support our work, while helping spread the word about Western River Conservancy’s mission to save the great rivers of the West.

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Help Us Save Blue Creek

Nov 3rd, 2015  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Help Us Save Blue Creek

This week, WRC launched a crowdfunding campaign to Save Blue Creek and complete a cold-water salmon sanctuary in the heart of the California Redwoods. We’re in the homestretch of conserving 73 square miles of land in partnership with the Yurok Tribe to save this all-important tributary to the lower Klamath River. Now, we need your help to bring this project to the finish line! To watch the video we made about this rare and wild place go to www.savebluecreek.com. Please donate to the campaign and, most importantly, help us spread the word through email, Instagram and Facebook. Together we can Save Blue Creek!

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Sarvis Creek Event Celebrates Conservation, Partnership

Sep 21th, 2015  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Sarvis Creek Event Celebrates Conservation, Partnership

This Saturday more than 40 people gathered on the banks of the Yampa River to celebrate the successful conservation of the historic Hubbard Summer Camp, near the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek.  Representatives of Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the Yampa River System Legacy Partnership, the Yampa Valley Flyfishers, and the Routt County Board of Commissioners were in attendance.

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Effort Begins to Save a Stretch of a Legendary Oregon Stream

Sep 8th, 2015  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Effort Begins to Save a Stretch of a Legendary Oregon Stream

The North Umpqua River is one of Oregon’s great recreational treasures and one of the finest rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Flanked by the North Umpqua National Recreational Trail for most of its length, the river is accessible by foot or mountain bike for 79 miles, making it a haven for anglers, mountain bikers, hikers, backpackers and boaters. But what really sets the North Umpqua apart is its clean, cold water and its extraordinary fishery.  

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WRC Commits to Purchase Vital Reach of California’s Mojave River

Aug 31st, 2015  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

WRC Commits to Purchase Vital Reach of California’s Mojave River

Western Rivers Conservancy has a rare opportunity to conserve an important stretch of California’s Mojave River, one of the Golden State’s most imperiled streams. Often referred to as a “river upside down,” the Mojave flows subsurface for much of its length. The river sustains the only significant riparian habitat in the western Mojave Desert, and its water, whether underground or on the surface, is crucial to the rare fish and wildlife that rely on it.

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