In the waning days of 2022, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) together added a critical Gunnison River property to the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA).
This week, Western Rivers Conservancy and the California Rangeland Trust successfully protected a critical stretch of the Wheatfield Fork Gualala River and a series of cold-water salmon and steelhead streams in Sonoma County, at the heart of wine country.
This week, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it plans to acquire Yakima Canyon Ranch from Western Rivers Conservancy using recreation access funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
In the scenic Methow Valley, Western Rivers Conservancy has taken a critical step forward in the effort to permanently protect an outstanding 1.6-mile stretch of the Chewuch River, the primary tributary to the Methow River.
At the heart of one of California’s most scenic stretches of coastline, where endangered condors soar above multi-million-dollar properties, the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County has regained its first ancestral homelands since it was displaced by the Spanish four centuries ago.
This week, on the flanks of Mount Lassen, Western Rivers Conservancy and the Lassen National Forest (LNF) protected a crucial 1,150-acre property, and a significant branch of South Fork Antelope Creek, a rare stronghold for salmon and steelhead in the Sacramento River system.