In the summer of 2013, volunteers from the Deschutes Chapter of Trout Unlimited combined forces with numerous agenices to restore in stream and riparian habitat in the Metolius River. Click here to view a video about the restoration work.
A simple yet effective framework guides our work: where rivers are intact, we protect them. Where they are fragmented by dams or dewatering, we reconnect them. Where they are degraded, we restore them. And to sustain these efforts into the future, we invest in youth education and community outreach, creating a new generation of stream champions to continue our work.
Working with other conservation organizations, agencies, and angling clubs, the Deschutes Chapter provides angling and conservation education for elementary through adult audiences. This collaborative approach helps each group expand their educational outreach efforts. Volunteers and funding are needed to continue this important work and ensure the protection of our valuable natural resources.