Washington, DC – American Rivers applauded President Barack Obama today for signing into the law the second largest Wild and Scenic Rivers package in history. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 designates 86 new Wild and Scenic Rivers, totaling over 1,100 miles in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, California, and Massachusetts. The legislation… Read more »
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 »
Missouri River flooding | Susan Abbot, USACE Remember back in good old 2011, when the Missouri River flooded like crazy and everyone wondered if it would ever stop? Boy did it stop in 2012! The flood has been nearly forgotten with the massive drought conditions across the Midwest. In 2012, American Rivers listed the Missouri… Read more »
In response to our action alert this summer, more than 10,000 American Rivers members and supporters contacted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to tell him “no” to new dams on the Upper Green River. The governor heard you, as the proposed dams recently were dropped from further consideration due to widespread public opposition.
(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 »
Take Action to Protect the Green River Let Congress know you support the Clean Water Act! Today is Green River Day! It is time to speak up on behalf of the Green River, our #2 this year on the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®. Do you love canyons? Rafting? Fishing? The Wild Wild West? … Read more »
Green River, UT | Scott Bosse Great news! The Colorado Water Conservation Board has decided to stop funding a study investigating a potential 500-mile pipeline from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir to the Colorado Front Range. This pipeline would have withdrawn massive amounts of water from the Green River- a beautiful western gem running through Utah,… Read more »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.
Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers: “For each of the past 27 years, American Rivers has issued our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report to shine a national spotlight on ten rivers facing urgent threats. The Hoback has made the list for two years in a row. That speaks not only to the value of the… Read more »
Presenting our much awaited…yearly exposé of rivers on the brink… America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2011! We have a crucial list of rivers compiled for this year, with threats ranging from natural gas development to flooding to mining to disgusting water pollution. It is all on the list! For the second year in a row,… Read more »