The Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC), based in Bend, Oregon, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 to restore streamflows and improve water quality in the Deschutes Basin. We bring together tribal, irrigation, environmental, hydropower, and federal, state, and local government interests to accomplish our mission through financing and implementation of voluntary ecosystem restoration projects.

Three major program areas provide focus to our work:

  • Irrigation Infrastructure Improvements. The DRC facilitates water conservation projects that restore streamflows and improve water quality.
  • Voluntary Market-Based Transactions. The DRC integrates technical support, innovation, program design, financing, and project execution to implement voluntar

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