Tuolumne River headwaters, Yosemite National Park | Steve White This past week I had a chance to see first-hand the connections between headwaters and drinking water that we think about a lot here at American Rivers. I was backpacking with my family in the Vogelsang region of Yosemite National Park under clear blue skies with… Read more »
American Rivers’ Chris Williams tells the story of a recent trip accompanying native tribal leaders down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
Thank you to all the River Champions out there! | © Scott Bosse The River Champions have been selected! As part of the 40th anniversary of American Rivers, we wanted to celebrate the river community by highlighting some of the heroes in river conservation. Our staff chose the first 20 champions and over the past… Read more »
The 277 miles of the Grand Canyon are vast and wild and untouchable, revered throughout our nation’s history and protected for all time – or so it has seemed.
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 »
Originally published in the North Carolina Wildlife Federation Journal, Fall 2014. Viewing fall color from water level My favorite paddle trip is usually the last river I was on, so it’s no small feat to whittle down the best canoe or kayak trips in North Carolina for experiencing wildlife. North Carolina boasts 17 river basins…. Read more »
Cooper River | Michael Garrity A hot, dry summer and lack of winter snowpack are causing severe hardship for the Yakima River basin’s fish and farmers this year, but the basin’s long-term outlook just got a lot brighter. First, on the final day of June the Washington State Legislature agreed to allocate $30 million in… Read more »
Enter the 2015 National River Cleanup Photo Contest today! We are now accepting up to 10 entries per person from your 2015 cleanup events. See our website for all the rules and our submission form.
We loved Semi-Rad’s ‘Hey Girl’ memes for outdoorsy women, but figured river ladies need some love too.
Paddling on the Verde River | VRVNO We recently partnered with the Verde River Valley Nature Organization (VRVNO) to host a paddle event on the Verde River at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Arizona. This annual event coincides with Verde River Day, which celebrates the Verde River and its role as an important natural,… Read more »