American Rivers and a diverse group of local partners are developing a Blue Trail on the Verde River in Arizona. Guest blogger, Doug Von Gausig, Mayor of Clarkdale, Arizona, introduces the Verde River and our work to preserve and connect local communit… Read more »
Jamie works to engage communities to safeguard and improve river health by reconnecting people to rivers through blue trails and protecting the last great rivers through wild and scenic designation.
Jamie joined American Rivers in 2000. Prior to that she performed natural resource management field research and developed recommendations for governmental policy in Costa Rica and studied natural systems agriculture at The Land Institute in Kansas.
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B.A. in Environmental Studies from Denison University, and M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from The George Washington UniversityFraser River
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Verde River Blue Trail, AZ | Doug Von Gausig Rivers have always been an important part of my life. I come from a family of avid fly fishermen and my love for rivers comes from spending time with them playing in and along the rivers of the Colorado Rock… Read more »
Waccamaw River Blue Trail, SC | Charles Slate Although most Americans live within a mile of a river or stream, many don’t realize the central role that hometown rivers play in enhancing community quality of life. A healthy river provides plentifu… Read more »
Watersport recreation is the second largest sector of the outdoor industry. Rogue River, OR | David Moryc The Outdoor Industry Association recently released a groundbreaking report, “The Outdoor Recreation Economy: Take it Outside for American Jo… Read more »
This is a guest blog from American Rivers’ Blue Trails intern William Meadows. This week we celebrated the United States of America’s 236th birthday. Fireworks could be seen in every direction here in the nation’s capital, location of Ameri… Read more »
See The Stories Take a virtual tour down America’s rivers! Ever wonder what it’s like to travel down some of America’s most scenic rivers? American Rivers, the National Park Service, and local conservation and recreation groups across the c… Read more »
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced last week the creation of a new National Water Trails System. The system will increase access to water-based outdoor recreation, encourage community stewardship of local waterways, and promote tourism tha… Read more »
Join Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on live webchat on river protection and restoration, Wednesday, February 29, at 1:20 p.m. ET.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Rebecca Wodder, Senior Advisor to Secretary Salazar, invite you to participate in a live webchat on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 1:20 p.m.ET. at www.doi.gov/live. The conversation will focus on President O… Read more »
Outdoor Nation is starting 2012 with a new funding opportunity for those interested in in connecting young Americans with their waterways through recreational paddling. Outdoor Nation is accepting applications from individuals between the ages of 18 an… Read more »
Earlier this month I made my first trip to the Verde River in Arizona. Thanks to the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation, American Rivers is helping communities along the Verde to develop a Blue Trail, the water equivalent to a hiking trai… Read more »