Enjoy American Rivers’ Latest Film: Legacy


My job was to enjoy this beautiful country, and give back for what it has given to me. And doing the Wild & Scenic bill and being involved in all the things here, I felt like I accomplished that.” – Jack Dennis

We would certainly agree, which is why we made this short film featuring a thoughtful conversation with legendary fly fishing guide Jack Dennis about his involvement, and the efforts of late Senator Craig Thomas, American Rivers, and its partners, in designating the Upper Snake River Headwaters in Wyoming as one of the nation’s most comprehensive Wild & Scenic Rivers.


Through this film, experience a small taste of the beauty of the Snake near Jackson, as well as feel the bond between Jack and his grandson as they ply the currents of this beautiful stretch of water. And as he says about the experience of working on more than 400 miles of Wild & Scenic protections for the river, “It was the most satisfying thing, outside of family, that I have ever done.”  Thanks, Jack.

Our goal with this film is to celebrate this important success and inspire people to protect more Wild and Scenic rivers, with an eye toward the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2018. Enjoy!

4 Responses to “Enjoy American Rivers’ Latest Film: Legacy”

Ashley Sullivan

Living in Duluth, Minnesota, there are so many rivers you come across. When you’re standing there on a bluff watching the water twist and turn with the sun making diamonds on it, faintly hearing the flow as it makes it way through the hills…there is just nothing like it. We are fortunate to have a really big and majestic river…the St. Louis River…that flows through our county. It’s my favorite! There is a peacefulness and my kids love it! Thanks for this film and all you do and thanks for reminding us what we still have to do to keep rivers in our lives for generations to come. Let’s see the positive outcome and know we will get there!! The rivers run through our veins, we keep them, we keep us!


I love this part of the country. It’s so important to make sure it’s protected for our future generations.

Anne Shields

Thank goodness American Rivers is there for all the rivers that aren’t lucky enough to have a Jack Dennis.


American rivers are a national treasure and the Wild and Scenic Bill protects a magical experience that should continue for generations to share. THANK YOU for what is
being done to protect our rivers.