Colorado River Initiative: Purposeful Protection of River Corridors

Rafting the Upper Colorado River fun in Eagle County has historically been concentrated along the upper reaches of the Colorado River, leaving about 40 miles of river lonely and underutilized. However, in 2011, Eagle County Open Space (ECOS) and several partners began a concerted effort to protect the river corridor and improve access along some… Read more »

What’s At Stake if Congress Blocks the Clean Water Rule

“In the West, when you touch water, you touch everything” -Wayne Aspinall You could also add that in the west, water touches everything. The forested Yuba River watershed in the Sierra Nevada | Gary Reedy Water is the single most important facet for life in the arid west. Water is essential for agriculture, modern cities… Read more »

Romping with the Otters

You can see how much one of the gift recipients enjoyed his present. We have had great response to our first-ever Adopt-an-Otter campaign—thank you for making this project a big success. I was kayaking with my husband, Tom, and a couple of friends on the Potomac River near Pennyfield Lock when I had my first… Read more »

Anglers Fund Conservation Update Part 2 – Northern Rockies

Welcome to Part 2 of the Anglers Fund conservation update, which summarizes our recent successes to protect and restore important fish habitat. The theme for this report is “healthy fish need healthy rivers”. We hope you’ll enjoy seeing how our work has a positive impact on fisheries. This week is the Northern Rockies! See last… Read more »

Community leaders enjoy paddling the Ashley River

Today’s blog is a guest post by Howard Bridgman. Paddling on the Ashley River Blue Trail | Gerrit Jobsis It was a beautiful crisp November afternoon; the tide was full – just beginning to ebb – as our group followed the river downstream. We paddled past Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in view of the… Read more »

First Wild and Scenic Rivers in Vermont

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 collaboration between local communities and the National Park Service to protect and mange Wild… Read more »

The Important Places That Bring Me to Tears

My father and stepmom were river rats, and from a very early age, they introduced me to the mighty rivers of the Southwest. My Dad, brother, and I on the San Juan – 1980 Many summers we would have more than one trip down the San Juan, and as I got a bit older, I… Read more »