Working to restore the Deschutes River so fish, farms, and families can thrive.
Water in the West has always been a contentious issue, with strong advocates for agriculture, development, recreation, and many other uses. There are no real winners when those forces compete, but often there is a loser: the river.
We engage the entire community—including families, irrigators, farmers, recreationists, and businesses—to overcome old obstacles and build bridges between historically divergent interests.
In building a broad-based constituency committed to restoring the Deschutes River, we are changing the traditional narrative of water in the West. We believe we can and must do better—together, we will.
We are uniquely devoted to education and outreach that raises public awareness about the urgent need to protect and restore the Deschutes River.
Altered flows impact the river channel and fish and wildlife habitat.
Sustainable farming and efficient irrigation are key to a healthy river.
Recreation, households, and businesses all depend on the river.
Kayak Trip: Old Mill District - Volcanoes and Geology
Registration required. Click here to register. Join the Coalition for the Deschutes (CFD) and Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe (TCKC) for a water-based exploration of the Old Mill District. Discover the river with geologist Dr. Daniele McKay. Daniele will shed light on Central Oregon's volcanic tantrums of the past and how the Deschutes River and its watershed have responded […]Find out more »