Success Story 2011

John Day River Project

Western Rivers Conservancy secured LWCF funding to acquire 16,114 acres on the John Day River in Oregon. Photo: Gary Braasch
John Day River Project
Western Rivers Conservancy
16,114 acres protected

The Conservation Alliance supported Western Rivers Conservancy’s John Day River Project to permanently protect more than 19,000 acres along 18 miles of Oregon’s John Day River. WRC purchased the property in 2008. Our funding supported their efforts to transfer 16,114 acres of this land to Oregon State Parks.  This transfer is complete and the grand opening of the new Cottonwood Canyon State park is slated for 2013.