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 »

Most Endangered Rivers Launch Takes Off

Yesterday, American Rivers had a tremendous release of our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011.  The stories are rolling in, and we are very excited about the interest that has been shown in this year’s rivers.  I wanted to share with you a few of the exciting moments that we have seen so… Read more »

What’s Your Favorite River Beer?

What’s your favorite river beer? My colleague Kavita just came back from a meeting in southern Oregon where she learned that Rogue Ales and Spirits of Newport, Oregon will soon release “Restoration Redd Ale” to benefit salmon habitat restoration efforts (for you non-Northwesterners, a redd is a salmon “nest” in the bed of a river)…. Read more »

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Northern Rockies Projects American Rivers is working to protect this region’s healthiest rivers and streams from harmful dams, diversions, and pollution from mining and oil and gas drilling.