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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

2015 Winter - Issue 34
Catalyst for Conservation in San Luis Valley; New Effort to Protect Desert Lifeline; Victory for Columbia and Snake River Salmon; Rare Wildlife Corridor Conserved

2015 Summer - Issue 33
Effort Begins to Save a Stretch of a Legendary Oregon Stream; WRC Commits to Purchase Vital Reach of Mojave River; WRC Buys Last Unprotected Reach of Fossil Creek; Expanded Effort to Protect Salmon Stronghold
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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

Conservation Groups and Local Community Forge Partnership to Protect a Cherished Landscape at Lake Wenatchee

May 21, 2018

Western Rivers Conservancy and the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust have launched an effort to permanently conserve a property of immense importance to Washingtonians and to the fish and wildlife of the Wenatchee River, Lake Wenatchee and the North Cascade Mountains.
21 Organizations across the San Luis Valley receive grants to enhance conservation, community and livability in the valley

May 14, 2018

The San Luis Valley Conservation Fund (SLVCF), a partnership between Colorado Open Lands, Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust, Western Rivers Conservancy and the LOR Foundation, announced its third round of grant awards for organizations working in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
New State Wildlife Area in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, thanks to collaborative effort on the upper Rio Grande

April 4, 2018

In the heart of the San Luis Valley, a new state wildlife area now protects 17,019 acres of public open space along the Rio Grande, as well as outstanding habitat for fish and wildlife, thanks to the efforts of Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) and its partners...
New Hope for the Klamath River and its Salmon

February 28, 2018

After a 10-year effort the Yurok Tribe, Western Rivers Conservancy, Opportunity Fund, and U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, a division of U.S. Bank, successfully create a salmon sanctuary to protect the cold-water lifeline of the Klamath River.
Two-Year Effort Conserves a Mile of Oregon’s North Umpqua River—Swiftwater Park Property to Stay Open For Good

April 25, 2017

Thanks to a joint effort by WRC, the BLM and Douglas County, the Swiftwater Park property spanning a mile of the North Umpqua River and the western entrance to the 79-mile North Umpqua National Recreation Trail, has been permanently conserved and will remain open to the public forever.
San Luis Valley Conservation Fund awards $511,000 to enhance conservation, community and livability in San Luis Valley

April 19, 2017

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 second round of grant awards for organizations working in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
In Sawtooth Valley, a mile of a top-priority habitat for salmon, steelhead and bull trout officially conserved on Pole Creek

October 5, 2016

Western Rivers Conservancy and the Sawtooth National Forest have successfully conserved 619 acres of land along Pole Creek, one of the Sawtooth Valley’s highest priority salmon spawning streams and a key tributary to the Salmon River.
Western Rivers Conservancy and BLM conserve reach of Sandy River tributary and expand Sandy Ridge Trail System lands

October 4, 2016

WRC and the Bureau of Land Management have successfully protected 120 acres of fish and wildlife habitat along Little Joe Creek, an important salmon and steelhead bearing tributary to Oregon’s Sandy River.
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