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Western Rivers Conservancy buys another John Day River ranch; future public access possible

Jan 7th, 2015  |  Written by The Oregonian

Western Rivers Conservancy buys another John Day River ranch; future public access possible

Terry Richard at The Oregonian wrote a great story about our continued work on the John Day River—and its value for fish, wildlife and anglers, hunters, hikers and other recreationists. 

"Western Rivers Conservancy has done it again.

The Portland-based land conservancy, which made Oregon's Cottonwood Canyon State Park possible, has bought another large ranch on the John Day River of east-central Oregon.

Western Rivers recently completed purchase of the Rattray Ranch on Thirtymile Creek in Gilliam County near Condon. The ranch had been owned for three generations by the same family that homesteaded in the 1880s, passing it down to the six sisters who sold it."

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