Crystal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Crystal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat dams and water diversions pose to spectacular recreation and fish and wildlife habitat.  “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save rivers that are facing a critical tipping… Read more »

Don’t Frack the Hoback!

Take Action to Protect theHoback River   Send a letter to PXP today asking them to donate or sell their gas leases to a conservation buyer! What would the American public think if energy companies proposed drilling for oil in Yellowstone National Park? We’d be outraged, of course. How about if an energy company proposed… Read more »

Still Time for Rivers to Benefit in the Lame Duck

I have a sense of déjà vu this month as another session of Congress quickly comes to a close with a logjam of un-passed water and land bills still awaiting votes in the Senate. Just like late in 2008, the House and Senate Committees have approved dozens of environmental bills that will significantly benefit rivers,… Read more »

Playing on the Zambezi of Montana

Kootenai Falls, MT | Angel Collinson When I first moved to Montana to work as a river guide during college, everything about the place seemed bigger and wilder than I expected. Driving north with my best friend and our two kayaks, we had no idea that we would soon be living in a broken down… Read more »

The Need for Wild and Scenic River Protections

Bitch Creek, ID | © Scott Bosse Having moved from corporate America to American Rivers last year, one of the best things I’ve found about working for American Rivers is the increased appreciation I continue to gain for the importance of the work done by our conservation staff. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to… Read more »

A Wild and Scenic Adventure on the South Fork of the Flathead River

Kascie Herron fishing on the South Fork Flathead River, MT When required to carry 50+ pounds in a backpack for more than 20 miles, it really makes one reevaluate the contents of the pack that were previously considered “crucial.” At least this is what was going through my head as I joined 11 other friends… Read more »

Hoback River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers has named the Hoback River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® for the second year in a row, shining a national spotlight on the threat natural gas drilling poses to clean water, recreation, and world-class fish and wildlife.  “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save… Read more »

Forest Service May Scale Back Gas Drilling Project in Hoback Headwaters

After pouring through nearly 60,000 public comments on a proposed gas drilling project at the headwaters of the Hoback River in western Wyoming, the Bridger-Teton National Forest came to a stark realization – none of the drilling alternatives in its draft environmental impact study complied with its existing forest plan or a special oil and… Read more »

Sunset Magazine Feature on Western Rivers

The March 2008 issue of Sunset Magazine includes a story on the West’s rivers, featuring yours truly, and water experts from around the region. It started back in the fall with a western water roundtable at Sunset’s office in California. They recorded the lively conversation and the magazine includes exerpts. The magazine also featured three… Read more »

Water Management Could Become Game of Hardball

Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park © Kyler Carpenter As drought continues to loom over much of the Colorado River Basin reservoir capacities are at critically low levels. With the upcoming year not looking at all well for water users in the basin the questions will turn very quickly to how we will manage this resource through… Read more »