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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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Expanding a National Conservation Area in Colorado's High Desert

Jun 1st, 2012  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Expanding a National Conservation Area in Colorado's High Desert

In June, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) successfully conveyed 400 acres along Colorado’s Gunnison River to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), permanently protecting a property that was threatened by gravel mining and real estate and expanding the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA).

One of the great tributaries to the Colorado River, and the second largest river in Colorado, the Gunnison sweeps past rocky bluffs, desert slopes and riparian thickets of...

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Drink a Beer. Save a River.

Jun 1st, 2012  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Drink a Beer. Save a River.

Until July 7, for each 12-pack of Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada’s seasonal beer purchased, the company will donate a portion of proceeds to Western Rivers Conservancy.

In its fourth year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's Wild Rivers campaign is dedicated to helping preserve vital waterways. Since its start in 2009, Sierra Nevada has donated more than $250,000 to river conservation partners across the country, including more than $100,000 to WRC.

This summer, raise a...

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