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Born from a commitment to protect Oregon's free-flowing rivers, Pacific Rivers (then Oregon Rivers Council) was founded as a statewide non-profit organization in 1987 and today is one of the most influential river conservation groups in the country. Pacific Rivers helped pass the largest Wild and Scenic Rivers legislation in the lower 48 states, became the first to advocate for protecting salmon throughout their range, not just in isolated locations, and was among the first to realize how much rivers are harmed by roads. We also led the way in protecting rivers, clean water, and fish in the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, launched one of the world’s longest-running stream monitoring programs, and revealed the economic benefits of watershed protection.
Pacific Rivers works where we can have the most impact: forest and river policy. We focus on Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and Montana, with plans to expand — because watersheds everywhere are threatened.
A future where healthy communities have access to clean, cool drinking water free from chemicals, and people can play in rivers and streams. A future where watersheds that store carbon are resilient to warming temperatures and other effects of climate change, and are home to abundant populations of fish and aquatic wildlife.
Our Approach: Protect Land to Protect Water
Pacific Rivers works at the watershed level to promote clean water and healthy rivers, because water and land are indelibly connected. Focusing solely on what’s happening in a river corridor will not sufficiently protect it for people, fish, or wildlife. We must protect the river corridor plus the wider land area around it — the watershed — from activities that pollute or harm the river.
Pacific Rivers is working to create a future where we…
- Address the challenges faced by watersheds across the West.
- Clearly deliver a sound approach to watershed resource management and clean rivers.
- Increase public understanding of the ecological and socioeconomic value of watersheds.
- Build lasting change that will protect watersheds for the people, wildlife, and ecosystems that depend on them.