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WRC Buys Top Priority Creek for Salmon and Steelhead

Feb 20th, 2014  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

WRC Buys Top Priority Creek for Salmon and Steelhead

This month, Western Rivers Conservancy purchased a reach of Oregon’s Catherine Creek, a critical salmon- and steelhead-bearing tributary of the Grande Ronde and Snake rivers. The stream reach that passes through the 545-acre property that WRC acquired holds some of the most important spawning and rearing habitat in the Columbia Basin—habitat with tremendous restoration potential.

The spring Chinook and...

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Returning Flows to a Prized Colorado Trout Stream

Feb 20th, 2014  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Returning Flows to a Prized Colorado Trout Stream

Since 2012, Western Rivers Conservancy has been working to reestablish year-round flows on the Little Cimarron River, an outstanding Colorado trout stream and tributary of the Gunnison River. Last month, we took a major leap forward in our effort to realize that vision when we conveyed the water rights from a farm we purchased to Colorado Water Trust (CWT).

The Little Cimarron is a gem of a stream, flowing 25 miles...

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A River of Hope for Klamath River Salmon

Feb 15th, 2014  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

A River of Hope for Klamath River Salmon

Great news from the Klamath River! Western Rivers Conservancy took a major step forward in our effort to create a salmon sanctuary on California’s Redwood Coast. The heart of this effort is Blue Creek, the largest and most important tributary on the lower Klamath and a cold-water lifeline for returning salmon and steelhead. In early December, we closed on an 8,489-acre land acquisition that will conserve half of the lower...

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