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2020 Spring - Issue 45
A Prized Trout Stream Flows Year-Round Again; New Effort on Prime Salmon River Tributary; Last Chance for Great Basin Lahontan Trout; Headway at Wilderness' Edge; Heritage and Access on John Day

2019 Fall - Issue 44
Expanding a Premier National Wildlife Refuge; New Wellness Park for the City of Alamosa; Historic Success at Thirtymile Creek; Gaining Ground for Sacramento River Salmon; Success on the Middle Fork Salmon

2019 Summer - Issue 43
A Conservation Success in the Sonoran Desert; Expanding a Stronghold for Imperiled Fish in Washington; New Rio Grande Park One Step Closer; New Effort on CA's Fall River; Success on the John Day

2018 Winter - Issue 42
In Wine Country, a Boon for Salmon and Steelhead; Protecting Open Space and Salmon Streams in the Methow Valley; Second Success on a First Rate Trout Stream; Success on the Mojave; Saving a Salmon Stronghold

2018 Fall - Issue 41
Saving a Treasured Forest Above Lake Wenatchee; New Effort in Bighorn Country; Two Wins for Rivers in Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley; A Conservation-Recreation One-Two Punch; Success on the Chehalis

2018 Spring - Issue 40
Hope for Klamath Salmon; WRC launches next effort on Rio Grande; New refuge for fish, wildlife and people in the San Luis Valley; Water returned to Sawtooth streams; New project on Nason Creek and Lake Wenatchee

2017 Fall - Issue 39
New access to Rio de los Pinos; Completing the Chehalis River Surge Plain Preserve; Another Win for the John Day; Sequestering carbon helps save Blue Creek; Another Success on the Sandy

2017 Spring - Issue 38
Returning Water to the Scott for Imperiled Coho; One Giant Step at Blue Creek; Rare Opportunity on the South Fork Salmon; Conserved: North Umpqua; New Effort for Idaho's Sawtooth Valley
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Riverlands Express


December 2014
Sarvis Creek, Colorado

December 2014
Big Sheep Creek, Washington

December 2014
Salmon River, Idaho

July 2014
Thirtymile Creek, Oregon

July 2014
Big Sheep Creek, Washington

July 2014
FishPond and Chaco Partnership

February 2014
Klamath River, California

February 2014
Catherine Creek, Oregon
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Press Releases

In Big Sur, the first lands ever returned to the Esselen Tribe mean conservation and cultural resilience

July 27, 2020

At the heart of one of California’s most scenic stretches of coastline, where endangered condors soar above multi-million-dollar properties, the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County has regained its first ancestral homelands since it was displaced by the Spanish four centuries ago.
Partnership Preserves Vital Stream Reach for Sacramento River Salmon and Steelhead

June 18, 2020

This week, on the flanks of Mount Lassen, Western Rivers Conservancy and the Lassen National Forest (LNF) protected a crucial 1,150-acre property, and a significant branch of South Fork Antelope Creek, a rare stronghold for salmon and steelhead in the Sacramento River system.
Our stand against racism

June 17, 2020

The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, as well as the attack on Christian Cooper while he was birding in Central Park, have shone a light on the tremendous work we must do in this country to end racism in all of its forms.
Partnership adds three miles of the Williamson River to the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

May 27, 2020

Western Rivers Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have successfully conserved a 2,200-acre ranch along the Williamson River, in the headwaters of the Klamath River and adjacent to the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
Western Rivers Conservancy, City of Alamosa create new park on the banks of the Rio Grande

September 24, 2019

WRC and the community of Alamosa just added a pristine 203-acre riverfront park to the city’s open space offerings. Named Alamosa Riparian Park, this new public open space is the result of a two-year effort by WRC, the City of Alamosa, and a long list of partners to conserve a mile of the Rio Grande and create new opportunities for recreation along its banks.
BLM and Western Rivers Conservancy Conserve Stretch of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic John Day River and Secure New Recreational Access

August 20, 2019

At the heart of the John Day Wild and Scenic River corridor, Western Rivers Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management have created new overland recreational access to 78,000 acres of public lands in a landmark conservation project that will benefit fish, wildlife, recreationists and the communities of Oregon’s John Day River.
San Luis Valley Conservation Fund awards $500,000 to enhance conservation, community, and livability in San Luis Valley

May 2, 2019

The San Luis Valley Conservation Fund, a partnership between Colorado Open Lands, Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, Western Rivers Conservancy and the LOR Foundation, announced today its fourth and final round of grant awards for organizations working in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
Partnership Preserves Recreational Gateway to Wild Arizona Landscapes

March 28, 2019

Access to some of Central Arizona’s most treasured wild trails, streams and outdoor recreation areas was preserved this week thanks to a partnership between Western Rivers Conservancy and the Tonto National Forest.
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