American Rivers and our partners have been making progress on some of the past participants on our list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. We provide updates on some of those rivers, and an opportunity to take action to save Bristol Bay once and for all.
Washington, DC — American Rivers today named Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) as a 2009 River Champion. Senator Crapo has been a champion of Idaho’s rivers and should be applauded for his efforts to pass legislation to designate 16 rivers within the Owyhee Canyonlands as National Wild and Scenic Rivers. “The work that all parties did… Read more »
Join American Rivers and the Infamous Stringdusters on tour! Rivers and music go great together, which is why we’re excited to announce that American Rivers and The Infamous Stringdusters are teaming up for a 2013 American Rivers tour! We’re grateful to partner with the Grammy-nominated ‘Dusters to raise awareness about the need to protect and… Read more »
Download the 2014 Dam Removals list [PDF] Download a comprehensive list of dams removed 1998-2014 [PDF] Explore the interactive map of all dam removals (Washington) — Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the… Read more »
IDAHO FALLS – A new poll commissioned by the nation’s leading river conservation organization shows that residents of southeast Idaho prefer cheaper and less environmentally damaging water supply alternatives to rebuilding Teton Dam by a better than 2-to-1 margin. The poll found residents of southeast Idaho prefer making improvements in water efficiency to rebuilding Teton… Read more »
America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2013: Kootenai River British Columbia, Montana, Idaho At Risk: Water quality and survival of rare fish and wildlife Threat: Open-pit coal mining Mining in the Elk/Kootenai River Basin, BC | Garth Lenz Ask U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to request the engagement of the International Joint Commission to address… Read more »
Federal officials recommend not issuing a license for a proposed new hydropower dam on the Bear River in Idaho, citing the outstanding values of that section of the river.
Portland – A ruling today by federal Judge James A. Redden delivered a major victory for the Columbia and Snake rivers, imperiled salmon and steelhead runs, and Northwest communities. American Rivers, a plaintiff in the long-standing case, applauded the ruling that opens the door to comprehensive solutions surrounding dam operations and salmon recovery. Judge Redden… Read more »
The salmon and steelhead of the Snake River are magnificent creatures, traveling over 900 miles from the sea to spawn in Idaho’s high mountain streams. These fish are central to the lives of many Pacific Northwesterners and to the health of the region’s environment and economy. Unfortunately, this icon of the region is threatened with… Read more »
Today American Rivers announced the creation of a new grant program to benefit rivers and the communities served by them throughout the Intermountain West.