A River Bill More Popular Than Beer

North Fork Flathead River, MT | © Scott Bosse It’s a rare event these days when the two major political parties in Congress can lay down their swords and agree on anything. For the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a pro-conservation bill by unanimous consent is almost unimaginable. Yet that’s exactly what happened earlier… Read more »

River Guardians Spring Conservation Update: Part 1 – National Successes

Welcome to Part 1 of the River Guardians Spring Conservation Update, which highlights some of American Rivers’ most recent national successes. Whether we’re removing dams, cleaning up trash, or advocating for legislation, all our work helps to revitalize rivers for both people and wildlife. Please enjoy! About the River Guardians River Guardians are among American… Read more »

Academy Award Winning Rivers

  Tom Skerritt, Actor and American Rivers Board Member With the Oscars coming up this weekend and all the stars donning their gowns and bow ties, we thought it would be fun to highlight some popular, Academy Award nominated river films from over the years.  Whether the river is used as a scenic setting or… Read more »

A Tribute To National Parks

This is a guest blog from our conservation intern Dan Hermes. Soda Butte Creek, Yellowstone, WY | Dan Hermes As I trek through the tall grass of the high country, I peer off in the distance to see golden plains filled with bison and mountains of epic proportions in the background. The sweet scent of… Read more »

New Poll Confirms Montana’s Love Affair With Rivers

Winter fishing in Montana | © Scott Bosse Not many people think of fly-fishing as a winter sport. But if you drive up the Gallatin Canyon from Bozeman to Big Sky on a typical late winter day, you might be surprised at what you’ll find. At certain bends in the river where fish are known… Read more »

River Guardians Spring Conservation Update: Part 2

Northern Rockies, Central Rockies, and the Midwest Long-Awaited Victory for the North Fork of the Flathead River North Fork Flathead River, MT | Scott Bosse American Rivers and our conservation partners scored a major win in the four-decade battle to defend the integrity of Montana’s North Fork of the Flathead River along the western boundary… Read more »

British Columbia gives U.S. an early Thanksgiving gift

Thanksgiving may still be a few days away, but here in Montana we’re already feeling in a thankful mood.  That’s because last week, the British Columbian parliament passed a new law that permanently bans all forms of mining and oil and gas drilling on the Canadian side of the North Fork of the Flathead River… Read more »

Playing on the Zambezi of Montana

Kootenai Falls, MT | Angel Collinson When I first moved to Montana to work as a river guide during college, everything about the place seemed bigger and wilder than I expected. Driving north with my best friend and our two kayaks, we had no idea that we would soon be living in a broken down… Read more »

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

www.AmericanRivers.org/MostEndangeredRivers www.AmericanRivers.org/SanJoaquin Washington, D.C. —  American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming California’s San Joaquin River the Most Endangered River in the country.  Outdated water management and excessive diversions, compounded by the current drought, have put the San Joaquin River at a breaking point. American Rivers is calling on… Read more »

A Smith River Remembrance

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.