About

Western Rivers Conservancy buys land along the West’s finest rivers and streams to conserve habitat for fish and wildlife, protect key sources of cold water and provide public access for all to enjoy.


Our motto: Sometimes to save a river, you have to buy it.

In Colorado's San Luis Valley, WRC created the San Luis Hills State Wildlife Area, providing new access to the Rio Grande and permanently protecting 17,019 acres of prime wildlife habitat.
In Colorado's San Luis Valley, WRC created the San Luis Hills State Wildlife Area, providing new access to the Rio Grande and permanently protecting 17,019 acres of prime wildlife habitat.
Photography | Russ Schnitzer

Western Rivers Conservancy is the only organization dedicated exclusively to saving the great rivers of the West through land acquisition. We buy critical properties along our finest rivers and streams to conserve habitat, protect key sources of cold water and provide public access for all to enjoy.


We partner with long-term stewards like the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, state parks, tribes and universities to ensure our conservation results are permanent. Western Rivers Conservancy has created sanctuaries for fish and wildlife and secured recreational access along more than 200 rivers and streams around the West. Our approach is effective, tangible and permanent.

Our Work

Sometimes to save a river, you have to buy it.
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Our Impact

To really save a river, we must think in terms of forever.
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Staff

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Board of Directors

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Annual Reports

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Financials

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Partners

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