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An Oregon spotted frog in the Conboy National Wildlife Refuge. Dams and irrigation projects are jeopardizing some of the last remaining habitat of this species.
(Teal Waterstrat / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Article January 20, 2016

Treating the Deschutes River Like an Irrigation Ditch Harms Rare Frogs and Fish

Dams and irrigation projects are jeopardizing some of the last remaining habitat for threatened Oregon spotted frogs, as well as salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

An Oregon spotted frog, in the Conboy National Wildlife Refuge.
(Teal Waterstrat / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
case January 11, 2016

Protecting Oregon's Deschutes River, Imperiled Wildlife

Represented by Earthjustice, WaterWatch of Oregon has filed suit in federal district court against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and several irrigation districts over harm caused by their water use operations in the Upper Deschutes River. The lawsuit alleges that managing the Upper Deschutes like an irrigation ditch rather than a natural resource has caused…

Document January 11, 2016

Deschutes Frogs and Flows Legal Challenge

Lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and several irrigation districts over harm caused by their water use operations in the Upper Deschutes River.

An Oregon spotted frog, in the Conboy National Wildlife Refuge.
(Teal Waterstrat / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
Press Release January 11, 2016

Earthjustice Pushes Protection for Deschutes River and Its Imperiled Wildlife

Legal challenge aims to stop poor management of water flows that jeopardize the threatened spotted frog, fish and local livelihoods