Rogue River – A Conservation Alliance Success Story

Oregon’s Rogue River is a world-renowned whitewater and fishing destination that is home to salmon, steelhead, and many other wildlife species. Join Robyn Janssen, Rogue Riverkeeper Director and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center Ambassador for a float down the Rogue to learn about the work that’s been done to protect this special place.

With help from the grantee WaterWatch of Oregon, The Conservation Alliance has worked for years to protect the Rogue and its surrounding landscapes. The removal of six dams and diversions, which unblocked 157 river miles, as well as the passing of the Oregon Wildlands Act in February 2019, which designated 252 river miles as Wild and Scenic has made the Rogue basin one of the finest refuges for wild fish in the Pacific Northwest.

Over the last 31 years, Conservation Alliance funding has helped protect 73 million acres and 3,575 river miles, stop or remove 36 dams, acquire 17 climbing areas, and designate five marine reserves.

Video by Uncage the Soul Productions

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