The Klamath and Killer Whales

Algae bloom behind Klamath dam | James Norman The rivers of the Pacific Coast once teemed with wild salmon, providing nourishment for humans, wildlife, and ecosystems from the mountains to the sea—including many communities of orca whales. But for the last century, dams, habitat loss, and excessive harvest have pushed salmon to the brink. Dams… Read more »

What’s Happening With the Ski Industry’s Bill

Last March, the House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that could dry up countless stretches of rivers and harm river restoration efforts nationwide. H.R. 3189 – the so-called “Water Rights Protection Act” – passed by a 238-174 vote. This bill would put the special interests of the oil and gas industry and Big… Read more »

Wave of Public Support for Protecting the Grand Canyon

The New York Times is running this story by Adam Nagourney today, highlighting significant threats facing the Grand Canyon, one of our country’s greatest national treasures. The story examines the Escalade tram development that could carry as many as 10,000 visitors a day from the canyon rim down to the confluence of the Colorado and… Read more »

Conewango Creek Needs Your Vote for River of the Year

Since we posted the original blog (A Tale of Two Dams, found in its entirety below), some great things have happened. First, we successfully completed the dam removals in early September, 2014. The photos below show a comparison of Conewango Creek before and after the Hospital Dam (the largest of the two dams) was removed. Second, Conewango… Read more »

Holiday Challenge Official Rules

American Rivers’ CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Official Rules Entry into this contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules and The CrowdRise terms and conditions located at CrowdRise and individual prize sponsors’ involvement does not constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation or favoring of any individual fundraiser that is participating in this competition. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving – And Thank YOU

It’s a time of saying thanks. And we want to thank YOU — all of our members, volunteers, activists, and partners — for your hard work and dedication to healthy rivers! From all of us at American Rivers: Have a safe, warm and happy Thanksgiving.

End of Comment Period for Waters of the US

November 14, 2014, marked the end of the public comment period on the proposed rule, Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act. American Rivers would like to thank everyone who has submitted comments to the docket. It is important to let the Agencies know you care about clean water and… Read more »

New Protect Our Rivers License Plate

American Rivers members and activists – Here is an awesome way to show off your love for the outdoors every day, while giving back to the Colorado rivers that bring us so much! Introducing the Protect Our Rivers License Plate – Check it out! In early 2014, our friends at Colorado Trout Unlimited began a… Read more »

739,794 Comments and Counting to Support Clean Water

Over 700,000 people support the Clean Water Rule | League of Conservation Voters 739,794 comments have been written in support of the finalization of the EPA and Army Corps proposed rule, “Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ Under the Clean Water Act.” On October 22, 2014 comments from several environmental organizations, including American Rivers,… Read more »

Decision Time on the Gila River

Say NO to a costly, unnecessary diversion project on the Gila! New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and the Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) must make a decision soon whether to move forward with plans to build a diversion project on the Gila River – one of American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers in 2014 – under the… Read more »