The Colorado River Initiative: Spencer’s Cabin

Credit – Toby Sprunk A float trip on the Upper Colorado is an amazing experience – whether you are an angler plying for hungry trout or a rafter out on a summer day with a group of friends, the stretch from State Bridge to Dotsero in central Colorado is an adventure you will never forget…. Read more »

A Visit To Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail

Last week, my colleagues and I met with our partners on the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail in Rockingham, North Carolina. Until recently, a dam degraded Hitchcock Creek and blocked migrating fish from spawning habitat and prevented the community from safely enjoying their river through boating and fishing. With American Rivers’ help, the community removed this… Read more »

Highlights from This Summer’s America’s Great Outdoors Work

It has been an exciting and rewarding summer leading American Rivers’ on–the-ground efforts for America’s Great Outdoors.  While I love living and working in the Southeast, it was great to have the opportunity to travel throughout the country spreading the river and bluetrails message, working with dozens of incredible state and local organizations, and returning… Read more »

Obama Administration’s announces new National Water Trails System

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 that fuels local economies across America. American Rivers applauds Secretary Salazar and the Obama Administration for recognizing the importance… Read more »

Report calls for nationwide system of blue trails

Imagine a nationwide network of blue trails — rivers and streams from coast to coast, linking communities and providing recreation opportunities, not to mention priceless services like clean drinking water, natural flood protection, and wildlife habitat. A report released today by the Outdoor Resources Review Group supports the vision of American Rivers in creating this nationwide… Read more »

Winter Wonders: Five Rivers to Enjoy Now

River recreation and travel – not to mention beauty – don’t freeze up after summer vacation season. Here’s a look at five rivers that remain active and enjoyable during the winter months and what American Rivers is doing to save these special places. Click on the photos to enlarge. Simple Luxuries Columbia River Gorge (Washington… Read more »

Wateree River Blue Trail

The Wateree River Blue Trail, near Camden, South Carolina, winds 75 miles to meet the Congaree River Blue Trail at Congaree National Park. The first section is dominated by rocky shoals and changes downstream with increasing sinuosity as it flows through floodplain forests. Its east bank is bordered by Manchester State Forest and Poinsett State… Read more »

Blue Trails Guide

Coming Soon: The Blue Trails Guide A river house on west creek, Waccamaw River, SC | Charles Slate We’re very excited to announce that we are completely overhauling and updating the Blue Trails Guide website. It will provide better resources and great ways for you to connect with your river. Stay tuned for a relaunch… Read more »

Water Trails as a Winter Wonderland

Today’s post is by guest author Susan Culp, Verde River project coordinator In the Verde River Valley, we rang in the New Year with a rare treat – a winter storm that brought a steady, beautiful snowfall, with accumulations measuring over a foot throughout many parts of northern Arizona. In the desert high country of… Read more »