A network of outstanding Willapa Bay salmon streams and critical stands of temperate forest were permanently protected last month when Western Rivers Conservancy transferred the 2,366-acre Willapa Coastal Forest property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The property is now part of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.
Western Rivers Conservancy and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation permanently conserved the 2,524-acre Antoine Valley Ranch, returning ancestral lands to the Colville Tribes and delivering desperately needed water to Antoine Creek and its imperiled run of Okanogan River steelhead.
Western Rivers Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service have permanently conserved the 200-acre Eagle Rock Ranch, returning a game-changing amount of clean, cold water to the Wise River and protecting vital habitat for fish and wildlife.
A 2,285-acre oasis in the Southern Sierra, complete with spring-fed creeks, native trout and a natural warm spring, was permanently protected when Western Rivers Conservancy transferred ownership of the former Fay Creek Ranch to the Tübatulabal Tribe and the Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation.
Western Rivers Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management permanently conserved the 4,097-acre McDonald’s Ferry Ranch, protecting 3.2 miles of the Wild and Scenic John Day River and placing the lowest boating takeout on the river into public hands forever.
Last week, Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC), the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) permanently protected two miles of the Okanogan River and a key piece of one of the state’s most important wildlife corridors by conserving McLoughlin Falls Ranch.
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.