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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

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.
Conservation Groups Move One Step Closer to Saving Nason Ridge for Fish, Wildlife and People

June 28, 2018

Today, in a crucial next-step in the effort to conserve a forested mountainside above Lake Wenatchee and Nason Creek, WRC successfully purchased the popular Nason Ridge property from the Weyerhaeuser Company.
The West’s Leader in Riverland Conservation Celebrates 30 Years of Saving Rivers

June 13, 2018

This month, Western Rivers Conservancy, the only organization dedicated exclusively to saving the West’s great rivers through land acquisition, is turning 30. At a time when rivers and the public’s ability to get to them are increasingly under threat, WRC’s work is more important than ever.
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.
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