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Western Rivers Conservancy on 'trifecta' projects that benefit fish, wildlife and people

Mar 24th, 2017  |  Written by Portland Business Journal

Western Rivers Conservancy on 'trifecta' projects that benefit fish, wildlife and people

This interview ran in the March 23, 2017 online edition of Portland Business Journal.

By Pete Danko, Staff Reporter

The Western Rivers Conservancy has a great tagline — “Sometimes to save a river, you have to buy it” — although it does require a quick caveat for the literal-minded reader: No, you can’t actually buy a river.

But you can buy the land that surrounds it, and that’s what the Portland-based organization does, in the process protecting river ecosystems in 11 Western states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.

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