George Wuerthner

George Wuerthner

George Wuerthner is an ecologist and author who published 38 books. His most recent publication is Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation.

The Deschutes River narrows after irrigators draw off water in Bend.

It’s time to reevaluate notion that Oregon’s rivers are a faucet for agriculture

By: - January 27, 2023

Many of Oregon’s rivers are drained every summer to support the agricultural industry, but fisheries, wildlife and the water quality itself is hurt in the process. Perhaps it’s time to reevaluate the archaic notion that Oregon’s rivers are nothing more than a faucet for the ag industry. Last fall here in Bend, irrigators began the […]