Pristine forest along the Rogue River, OR are include in the O&C lands | © Kavita Heyn There has been a lot of public debate about the 2.6 million acres of publicly owned “O&C” lands in western Oregon and for good reason. The forests on these lands provide Oregonians with multiple ecological and economic benefits—timber… Read more »
Billy Frank, Jr. and Frances Charles give keynote address at the Elwha Dam Ceremony Photo by Kate Benkert (USFWS) Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers, made the following statement on the passing of Billy Frank Jr: “All of us at American Rivers are saddened at the news of the passing of Billy Frank Jr. Billy… Read more »
Credit: Skip Armstrong Sometimes the best way to experience a river is through a child’s eyes. Our video following eight year old Parker as he runs and splashes along the wild rivers of the Pacific Northwest has gotten more than 375,000 views. People love the video because it reminds them of their own childhood, and… Read more »
The Obama Administration has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help improve conditions for fish and wildlife on the Columbia River.
Updated January 2007 Debates over restoration of river ecosystems can become contentious and polarizing: residents in an area faced with river management decisions may have a deep-rooted concern about large-scale landscape change, and fear of the unknown. People are often unsure what the impacts of restoration might look like, and what the consequences could be… Read more »
Download the full O&C infographic Simply put, forests serve as low-cost natural water treatment plants. Healthy, intact forests filter pollutants, sediment, and harmful bacteria out of the water, providing high quality drinking water. They also act like a sponge, holding and gradually releasing water, recharging groundwater, and even reducing flood damage downstream. As Congress considers… Read more »
Baldface Creek, OR | Zachary Collier Recently the Obama Administration showed some real leadership starting a process that will hopefully put the final nail in the coffin of the Pebble Mine project in Alaska’s salmon-rich Bristol Bay. Huge props go to Trout Unlimited and many other groups who did all of the heavy lifting on… Read more »
The Nooksack River is a true gem in Washington state. It is rich in fish and wildlife habitat and is a regional outdoor recreation haven. The purpose of the Upper Nooksack River Recreation Plan (Plan) is to provide guidance and recommendations for managing non-motorized recreation use in the river corridors of the upper Nooksack River… Read more »
American Rivers’ President Bob Irvin talks about upcoming legislation that would exempt dam owners from laws that protect fish, wildlife, water quality and recreation.
Today’s guest blog is a part of the America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series, and it is about a river that we listed in 2012, the South Fork Skykomish River in Washington. Rich Bowers, the Hydropower Reform Coalition Pacific Northwest Coordinator, tells us about a new economic report that sheds light on the economics of dam… Read more »