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2018


Riverlands Newsletter

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

Press Releases

August 8, 2018

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.
July 24, 2018

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.
June 28, 2018

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.
June 13, 2018

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.
May 21, 2018

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.
May 14, 2018

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.
April 4, 2018

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...
February 28, 2018

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.