Deschutes River Conservancy

Mission Statement:

The Deschutes River Conservancy has been dedicated to bringing people together to create consensus-based solutions to complex water issues in the Deschutes River basin for the past 25 years. Through our partnerships, the DRC has been able to restore more than 93,000 gallons per minute to our local rivers and streams. 25 years ago, flows in the Middle Deschutes (shown below) would get so low in the summer months that fish habitat would be severely impacted. Today, summer flows have increased four-fold (shown above), improving habitat for fish and wildlife. This is tremendous progress, but there is still much more work to do. As our community comes together to make unprecedented basin-wide restoration efforts, we hope you’ll join us in leaving a legacy of healthy rivers in Central Oregon for our children and grandchildren.

How funds will be used:

Your gift supports the DRC’s mission to restore streamflow and improve water quality in the Deschutes River Basin. Be a part of this critical moment in the stewardship of our rivers and streams for generations to come.

Learn more about our work and preview our new book, Home Waters, online at

Photo Credit: Arian Stevens


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