Today’s blog is by Kyle Ashby, American Rivers’ Wild Rivers Campaign Coordinator Rogue River | John BruckmanThis week, Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley along with Representatives DeFazio(OR) and Huffman(OR) lead the charge towards protecting the highe… Read more »
David provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the River Protection conservation program.
David joined American Rivers in November 1999 in the Northwest Region where he helped shape policy on river restoration, protection and federal dam issues relating to salmon and steelhead in the Northwest. He spearheaded an effort to create a $40 million habitat restoration program for the lower Columbia River ecosystem.
Prior to American Rivers David worked for the University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology and Georgia Museum of Natural History, identifying threatened and endangered fish populations in both Tennessee and north Georgia watersheds.
He is an avid angler with a passion for steelhead.
B.A. in Philosophy and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and David is recovering from attending the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark CollegeAny free-flowing river
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Today we highlight another of the new Wild and Scenic Rivers that were designated recently by Congress. The Missisquoi and Trout Rivers became the first Wild and Scenic Rivers in Vermont. These are another example of the Partnership Rivers model, a c… Read more »
Today’s post is a guest blog by Shane Morgan, Management Plan Coordinator White Clay Wild & Scenic River Program White Clay Creek | J A Thomas There are only 208 Wild and Scenic Rivers, select rivers of the U.S., which possess outstandingly remarka… Read more »
Hulahula River, Alaska | © Judith Slein (flickr) This week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended designating 278 miles of four major wild rivers in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Atigun, Marsh Fork of the Canning, the Konga… Read more »
Trout River, VT | John Little Last month President Obama signed into law the most significant river conservation bill in almost six years including protecting a slew of new Wild and Scenic Rivers. The legislation conserves 140 miles of new rivers along… Read more »
In a rare stroke of bi-partisanship the U.S. Senate today passed the most significant piece of legislation to protect new Wild and Scenic Rivers in over five years. With the Senate passing legislation identical to a bill passed by the U.S House last w… Read more »
Baldface Creek, OR | Zachary Collier Recently the Obama Administration showed some real leadership starting a process that will hopefully put the final nail in the coffin of the Pebble Mine project in Alaska’s salmon-rich Bristol Bay. Huge props go to… Read more »
Crooked River, OR | Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives Unlikely allies—irrigators, a hydropower company, a Native American tribe and conservation groups including American Rivers—have come together in support of a solution for a decades-old fight ov… Read more »
Download the full O&C infographic Simply put, forests serve as low-cost natural water treatment plants. Healthy, intact forests filter pollutants, sediment, and harmful bacteria out of the water, providing high quality drinking water. They also act lik… Read more »
Pristine forest along the Rogue River, OR are include in the O&C lands | © Kavita Heyn There has been a lot of public debate about the 2.6 million acres of publicly owned “O&C” lands in western Oregon and for good reason. The fores… Read more »