What We Do

Water in the West has always been a contentious issue, with strong advocates for agriculture, development, recreation, and many other uses. There are no winners when those forces compete, but often there is a loser: the river.

The Coalition for the Deschutes engages 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 that shares our commitment to restoring the Deschutes River, we are changing the traditional narrative of water in the West. We believe we can and must do better—and together, we will.