Oil Spill Cleanups are a Myth

As someone who lived through the worst oil spill disaster in American history, I’m going to tell you an unpleasant truth – oil spill cleanups are a myth. Ice-covered Yellowstone River near Glendive, MT a week after the oil spill | Scott Bosse I was among the thousands of workers who were hired to clean up… Read more »

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

Washington, DC – Six months after American Rivers released America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2009 edition last April, thousands of Americans have taken action and critical decisions on many of the rivers are expected soon. Each year, the America’s Most Endangered Rivers report highlights the rivers facing the most uncertain futures. The report presents alternatives to… Read more »

North Fork Flathead River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

Washington— Montana’s Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River may soon lose its unique wild character thanks to a mountaintop removal mine and a coal bed methane project just over the border in Canada  It’s no wonder the river landed in the number five spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2009 edition. “Harmful… Read more »

Montana’s Governor Stands Up for Clean Water

Spring has finally sprung in Montana, which for ranchers means it’s time for one of the most cherished social events of the year – branding parties. Rancher-turned-Governor Brian Schweitzer put a new twist on the centuries old tradition when he held a branding party in front of the state capitol in Helena earlier this week—… Read more »

Watching Montana’s Clark Fork River Come Back to Life

The Clark Fork, flowing through Missoula, Montana, is no longer the same river that it was when I lived near its banks during graduate school. Back then paddlers, swimmers, and fishermen had to contend with long green plumes of “rock snot” that blanketed the river bottom and made for difficult, slippery wading in river sandals…. Read more »

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American Rivers Statement on HR 3492, The River Paddling Protection Act

American Rivers opposes H.R. 3492, the River Paddling Protection Act. This bill, as amended, would lift the National Park Service’s longstanding ban on paddling on most waters in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, effective three years from the date of enactment. The Park Service would have those three years to develop a new set of… Read more »

Smith River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

www.AmericanRivers.org/Smith Smith River, Montana | Pat Clayon, Fish Eye Guy Photography Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named Montana’s Smith River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers®of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat a proposed copper mine poses to the river’s clean water and nationally renowned wild trout fishery. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report… Read more »

American Rivers Opens New Northern Rockies Office in Montana

(Bozeman, Montana) – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today announced that it has opened a new Northern Rockies Office in Bozeman, Montana and that Scott Bosse will serve as Director of the office. Scott Bosse has more than 13 years of experience protecting and restoring rivers.  The focus of American Rivers’ Northern… Read more »