Shad Fishing in the early part of the 20th century | Library of Congress Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of engaged, intelligent people at the local Patagonia store here in Washington, D.C. as a follow-up to a June screening of DamNation. Have you seen the film yet? It’s pretty… Read more »
A proposed diversion will have tremendous economic and ecological impacts on New Mexico’s last, wild river: the Gila.
Today’s post is a guest blog by Taylor Cox. Taylor is a communications intern at American Rivers. She is majoring in Communication, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG) with a minor in Environmental Science at American University. Cascade Falls | William Shewbridge (flickr) American Rivers is working to reconnect historic migratory fish routes along the Patapsco… Read more »
American Rivers’ President Bob Irvin talks about upcoming legislation that would exempt dam owners from laws that protect fish, wildlife, water quality and recreation.
After 50 years, a dam preventing natural movement of fish on Citico Creek was removed – the result of a new partnership between American Rivers and the U.S. Forest Service.
Please visit www.AmericanRivers.org/Klamath for related documents and information. Nevada City, CA — In a historic milestone, after years of negotiations with American Rivers and other parties, PacifiCorp has agreed to remove four dams on the Klamath River, as part of a broader effort to restore the river and revive its ailing salmon and steelhead runs… Read more »
NOTE: Read our initial analysis, Five reasons why the new Columbia-Snake salmon plan is a failure Seattle, WA – As the Bush administration released another scientifically inadequate salmon plan for the Columbia and Snake rivers today, American Rivers called on Northwest leaders to convene the people of the basin to consider sustainable, long-term solutions for… Read more »
American Rivers dam removal project on Patapsco River awarded $4 million in economic stimulus funding
Visit our Flickr page to view Images of the Patapsco and the dams mentioned below. Washington, DC — American Rivers will receive more than $4 million in economic stimulus funds to undertake what will be one of Maryland’s largest river restoration projects to date – the removal of two outdated dams on the Patapsco River,… Read more »
Washington, DC – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, has been awarded the 2010 Conservation Grant from Orvis, the oldest mail-order company in the United States. Since 1856, Orvis has been outfitting customers for the sporting traditions and supporting a broad range of conservation efforts. Orvis has committed to matching donations from its… Read more »
Patapsco Valley State Park, MD – American Rivers is proud to announce the removal of the Simkins dam on the Patapsco River. This removal is part of a watershed effort to remove at least three dams on the Patapsco. Removal of the Union Dam upstream was completed last month and studies are underway for the… Read more »