The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council seeks to protect and restore 2,000 miles of river and stream in Central Oregon through collaborative projects in restoration, monitoring and community education. Since 1997, the Watershed Council has implemented more than $20M in restoration projects through the Metolius River, Whychus Creek, Deschutes River and Tumalo Creek watersheds.
Upper Deschutes Watershed Council has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2017.
$22,000 - For Deschutes River outreach and program coordination. Place-based conservation
$30,000 - To help underwrite a collaborative process to align groups working to protect the Upper Deschutes. Place-based conservation