Is Your Favorite River Endangered This Year?

Guess what rivers are the most endangered this year?  If you live in this state alphabet soup, you might see a nearby river in the news on May 15: CO, DC, GA, IA, KS, MD, MO, MT, ND, NE, OH, PA, SD, UT, VA, WA, WV, and WY Are you wondering what issues we will… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Where the Yellowstone Goes

Here in southwest Montana, fall marks the end of the busy tourist season and the best time of the year to float down your favorite local river while casting a fly to aggressive brown trout and gazing in awe at the brilliant yellow cottonwood trees and snow-dusted peaks. And no other river serves up these… Read more »

The Tale of Two Rivers (and one very large river basin): as the Mississippi River flooding lingers, communities along the Missouri River are witnessing unprecedented flooding

As communities begin to recover from flooding along the Mississippi River, communities along the Missouri River [PDF] from the Dakotas to Iowa to Nebraska to Missouri are bracing for unprecedented flooding. The flooding is unprecedented due to record levels of snowfall (see NY Times image below) in the Rocky Mountains, snow that is late to… Read more »

Conserving Our Rivers, Connecting Our Communities

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 »

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 »

Show Your Love For Water Trails: Join Trails Advocacy Week

Register today for American Hiking Society’s Hike The Hill: Trails Advocacy Week February 12-17, 2011. Trail advocates from across the nation will come to the nation’s capital to promote and protect our nation’s system of trails – including water trails. Come talk to your elected officials about your water trail and get up to speed… Read more »