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Rock On for Clear Water!

This year we are completing a project to improve water quality in the middle and lower reaches of Goat Creek by rock armoring stream crossings at key sites on heavily-traveled forest roads in the drainage.

USDA, Partners to invest over $11 Million in 21st Century Conservation Service

As National Get Outdoors Month begins, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Forest Service and partners have invested over $11 million to support work and training opportunities for more than 1,500 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands in fiscal year 2016. The funds support the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), a public-private initiative to connect America’s youth and veterans with job opportunities that conserve and sustain our natural and cultural resources.

Celebrating Deschutes National Forest - Smiling eyes and Shimmering Rivers

This was a gathering of partners, friends and collaborators who came together to celebrate the completion of the National Forest Foundation’s “Tale of Two Rivers” Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences campaign. The NFF, working in coordination with the Forest Service, leveraged more than $4 million to restore Whychus Creek and the Metolius River, both National Wild and Scenic Rivers. These rivers are truly treasured landscapes and are highly valued by the community of Sisters and the many people who hike or fish these rivers.