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Riverlands Newsletter

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

2015 Spring - Issue 32
Globally Important Sanctuary Expanded in Klamath-Siskiyou; WRC Buys Ranch to Secure John Day River Access; Prized Stretch of Yampa Now Conserved and Public; WRC Completes "Chahalpam" on North Santiam

2014 Fall - Issue 31
Explanding our Efforts on Oregon's Wild John Day River; A New Initiative on the Mighty Rio Grande; Viewshed Forever Protected on the Salmon River; Completing Conservation of an Arizona Treasure

2014 Spring - Issue 30
Big Mammals, Rare Trout and a National Scenic Trail; WRC Expands “Chahalpam” for Imperiled Fish and Wildlife; Recovery Efforts Continue on Key Salmon Stream; One Step Closer to Re-watering the “Little Cim”

2013 Fall - Issue 29
Big Gains on Blue Creek and the Klamath River; WRC Opens New Access on Upper Yampa; Adding More Land to the Dominguez-Escalante NCA; Catherine Creek, Oregon: New Project for Salmon and Steelhead
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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 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.
Western Rivers Conservancy and Coconino National Forest conserve last unprotected reach of Fossil Creek

September 30, 2016

WRC conveyed 19 acres along Fossil Creek to Coconino National Forest. The transfer completes the Fossil Creek National Wild and Scenic River corridor and conserves the last unprotected reach of this unique mineral-laden stream.
San Luis Valley Conservation Fund awards $500,000 to enhance conservation, community and livability in San Luis Valley

July 18, 2016

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 its first round of grant awards for organizations working in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
GOCO awards $2.8M to Western Rivers Conservancy and Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust for conservation efforts in San Luis Valley

June 21, 2016

Great Outdoors Colorado awarded a $2.8 million “Protect Initiative” grant to Western Rivers Conservancy and the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust last week to conserve more than 18,000 acres of critically important riverlands.
More than 100 years in the making, Punchbowl Falls finally becomes County Park

April 18, 2016

WRC and Hood River County conserve 103 acres at Punchbowl Falls, creating a new county park along the Hood River.
Western Rivers Conservancy and Colville N.F. Conserve Prime Wildlife Corridor and National Scenic Trail Access at Big Sheep Creek

December 18, 2015

WRC conserves 2,392 acres of wetlands, meadows and riverlands along Big Sheep Creek after conveying land to Colville National Forest.
New Fund Launches to Promote Conservation and Livability in Colorado’s San Luis Valley

November 3, 2015

Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC), Colorado Open Lands (COL) and Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) are pleased to announce the creation of the San Luis Valley Conservation Fund.
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