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.
“The care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart.” ~ Shozo Tanaka.
Be part of the solution
Imagine a healthy, restored Deschutes River; thriving farms and sustainable agriculture; robust and vibrant communities.
Got curiosity? Come to our educational lectures; explore the river and farms on our outings; volunteer at work days.
Kayak Trip: Upper Deschutes La Pine State Park to Big River
Got questions about the Deschutes? What better way to learn about the river than to paddle it with a pro? Join the Coalition for the Deschutes and Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe(TCKC) for a water-based exploration of the Upper Deschutes. TCKC will provide transportation, guides, and all the gear. Local water expert, Kyle Gorman, will edify and entertain you with […]Find out more »