The General Mining Act of 1872 is an antiquated law governing mining on public lands. We need to protect special places that are threatened under this outdated rule.
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
Blog Posts By This Author
A local resident, Evelyn Cook, talks about why nickel mining would be a bad idea environmentally and economically for the Smith River in Oregon and California.
Ken Morrish shares some of his favorite images of the endangered Hunter Creek, Pistol Creek, and Smith River.
Kalmiopsis Country out in Oregon and California contains wild rivers that are threatened by mining. Zach Collier, a local outfitter, talks about why he loves this important place.
Today’s blog is by Kyle Ashby, American Rivers’ Wild Rivers Campaign Coordinator Rogue River | John Bruckman This week, Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley along with Representatives DeFazio(OR) and Huffman(CA) lead the charge towards protecting the high… Read more »
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 »