Pelton Round Butte Fund

2023 Special Funding Cycle

A special funding cycle for the Pelton Round Butte Fund is now accepting applications from January 1, 2023 through February 28, 2023. Funds will be dedicated to projects in the Crooked River basin.

The Pelton Round Butte Fund was set up to protect and enhance habitat for Deschutes River fish.

In partnership with the Tribes, we’ve supported 58 projects throughout the Deschutes Basin PGE.

Since 2005, we’ve invested $27.5 million in projects such as removing fish passage barriers, stabilizing stream banks, restoring channels and floodplains and conserving water.

Pelton Round Butte Fund map

“We have an obligation to do everything in our power to bring these fish runs back. It’s important to the ecological function of this place. It’s important to the native peoples. And frankly, it’s going to be important to the future generations here in Central Oregon.”
– Brad Chalfant, Deschutes Land Trust – Executive Director