Today is a great day for our rivers, for conservation and for everyone who cherishes our incredible national heritage of public lands.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been permanently reauthorized!
The Hoh River is one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse river corridors in the country. Ten years ago, WRC set out to purchase and conserve all the unprotected riverlands between Olympic National Park (which protects the headwaters and upper river) and the Pacific Ocean. The result is a nearly unbroken riverland sanctuary for fish, wildlife and people reaching from the headwaters to the coast. In partnership with the Wild Salmon Center, WRC created the Hoh River Trust, which now manages the land to ensure this majestic river remains healthy for fish and wildlife and open to the public. Here’s to another 10 years!
A decade into our work on the Hoh River, we reached a major milestone with 7,000 acres protected. However, Western Rivers Conservancy is not finished protecting strategic properties and habitat along the Hoh, the finest salmon stream in the Lower Forty-Eight.
Today, WRC conserved three more properties totaling 60 acres and conveyed the land to the Hoh River Trust....