The Smith River generates at least $10 million annually for the local economy through recreation was listed as an Endangered River due to a proposed copper mine along a major headwaters tributary.
New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change
Washington, D.C. – With floodwaters still threatening Mississippi River communities, American Rivers today released a report detailing the policy changes needed to protect communities from floods and other effects of climate change. The report recommends common sense changes to 10 areas of federal policy to better prepare communities for the effects of climate change and… Read more »
President Obama’s new America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative has launched a national dialogue about conservation in America. AGO is based on the tenet that lasting conservation solutions should start with the American people. The Department of the Interior and other government agencies are hard at work talking with communities and implementing the recommendations of the… Read more »
River cleanup season is here! Have you considered organizing a cleanup on your local river? Registration is now open for the 2011 season. Help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup™ by registering today. American Rivers’ National River Cleanup™ connects people across the country to their local rivers ands streams though hands-on volunteerism. In… Read more »
Hoback River | Scott BosseSave an acre forever » It’s pretty rare that we ever get the opportunity to save a slice of heaven for $150 an acre. But on one of my favorite rivers – the Hoback in Wyoming – you can do just that. The Hoback isn’t as well known as some of… Read more »
LWCF Floatilla, Madison River, MT | © Scott Bosse It’s not every day that you get to float down a river with a United States senator. So when American Rivers was invited to join Montana Senator Max Baucus and a flotilla of recreationists on the Madison River to draw attention to the need to reauthorize… Read more »
Today’s guest blog about the #10 Clearwater and Lochsa Rivers- a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series- is from Jaime A. Pinkham (Nez Perce) and a member of the American Rivers Board of Directors. Tell the U.S. Forest Service to protect the special values of these Wild & Scenic rivers by saying NO… Read more »
American Rivers’ Steve White describes finding gold at the end of the rainbow on Montana’s Madison River.
Washington, DC – As damage from the Exxon Mobil oil spill into Yellowstone River continues to unfold, the public needs credible information about how and why this spill occurred, what it means for the Yellowstone River, and how we can prevent future spills. American Rivers is the nation’s leading voice fighting for healthy rivers, and… Read more »
America’s Most Endangered Rivers Sign up to be the first to learn about the 2011 America’s Most Endangered Rivers. * First Name: * Last Name: * Email: ZIP: Yes! I want to learn more about issues affecting our nation’s rivers. Spam Control Text: Nearly two million visitors make the pilgrimage to Montana’s Glacier National Park… Read more »