Deschutes River Conservancy News

2020 Annual Report

This year’s report includes a message from our executive director, a closer look at our approach in the basin, our current main initiatives, how we’re responding to a changing climate, a look at 25 years of flow restoration, a review of our 2020 financials, and our 2020 supporter acknowledgments. 

2021 FALL FISH RESCUE AT LAVA ISLAND

Calling for volunteers with experience handling fish to help relocate stranded fish as flows in the river drop for storage season.

Lisa Seales Joins the DRC as Programs Manager

Lisa is the DRC’s new Programs Manager. She is a native Oregonian and traveled the world visiting over 30 countries and most of the US before deciding to make Bend her home.

Deschutes County invests $1.45 million in relief funds for water conservation project

The Deschutes County Commission has approved an additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investment of $1.45 million for an On-Farm Efficiency Water Conservation Investment project. “The money couldn’t come at a better time as Central Oregon endures another year of extreme drought,” Fitzpatrick concluded. “Impacts are being felt in every stream and every irrigation district throughout the Deschutes Basin.”