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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

2016 Fall - Issue 37
Effort on the Salmon River Gains Momentum; A River in the Redwoods of the Big Sur Coast; Preserving a Lifeline for the Verde River; A Project for People on the Rio Grande; Conserved: Little Joe Creek

2016 Summer - Issue 36
Effort Launched to Save a Puget Sound Salmon Run; Preserving Bird Habitat on the Rio Grande; Decade-Long Effort on Oregon's Hood River; First Salmon Sanctuary Lands Transfer to Yurok Tribe

2016 Spring - Issue 35
WRC Boosts Efforts to Recover Idaho's Salmon River; Blue Creek One Step Closer to Completion; Effort Now Underway on Upper Rio Grande; Conserving an Oasis in the Mojave Desert
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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

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.
Western Rivers Conservancy Program Director Receives National Land Protection Award

March 5, 2019

For his significant contributions in establishing two new conservation areas in the San Luis Valley, Dieter Erdmann of Western Rivers Conservancy was awarded a prestigious national land protection award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Mojave River Oasis Now Permanently Protected as a Haven for Native Fish and Wildlife

October 10, 2018

The 1,647-acre Palisades Ranch on the Mojave River has been permanently conserved as a haven for wildlife, thanks to the efforts of Western Rivers Conservancy, the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the California Wildlife Conservation Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Stretch of the Rio de Los Pinos Now Conserved and Open to the Public for First Time in Memory

October 1, 2018

WRC and the Rio Grande National Forest successfully completed a project on the Rio de Los Pinos that conserved 628 acres of scenic open space, including more than a mile of the river, and created new recreational access to this high-elevation trout stream.
Ten Mile Creek Ranch on Path to Conservation

August 28, 2018

Western Rivers Conservancy, a leading nonprofit dedicated to conserving outstanding rivers throughout the West, has announced its purchase of Ten Mile Creek Ranch, on the Snake River.
Partnership Conserves 91 Acres and Creates New Recreational Access to the Rio Grande Near Creede

August 8, 2018

Western Rivers Conservancy and the Rio Grande National Forest have successfully conserved 91 acres along the Rio Grande, upstream of Creede near the former Freemon General Store.
Conservation Win for Fish, Wildlife and a Family ranch on Colorado’s Rio Grande & Conejos Rivers

July 24, 2018

In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, WRC and RiGHT successfully conserved the Olguin Ranch, permanently protecting 1,168 acres of prime fish and wildlife habitat along the Rio Grande and Conejos Rivers and ensuring a longtime working family ranch stays in production.
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