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A Field Guide to WRC Rivers

Nov 17th, 2016  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

A Field Guide to WRC Rivers

Western Rivers Conservancy is heading to the river this Black Friday when we #OptOutside with REI and millions of others who've decided to skip the madness of the mall and hit the great outdoors. Our destination of choice, of course, is the sweet smelling, soul soothing river, where we'll hike, fish, birdwatch and maybe even do a little winter kayaking. We hope you'll do the same!

To help you decide where to go, here's an abbreviated Field Guide to WRC Rivers--places where we have acquired land to protect habitat and create and improve public river access for all! And if you like these rivers, support our efforts to do more on great rivers around the West.

See you on the river!

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Conserving a Premier Hiking Destination and Salmon Stronghold in California

Jun 1st, 2012  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Conserving a Premier Hiking Destination and Salmon Stronghold in California

In the northern Sierra Nevada foothills, Deer Creek winds through more than 50 miles of chaparral, blue oak groves and grassy hills. A haven for fish and wildlife, it is significant for its dam-free length, undeveloped stretches and breathtaking scenery. Deer Creek is also one of the precious few rivers that hold hope for restoring the Sacramento River’s endangered salmon and steelhead runs.

In March, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) conveyed 600 acres along Deer Creek to...

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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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