American Rivers is committed to creative storytelling that inspires conservation. View some of our most recent projects below, and visit the American Rivers YouTube channel for all of our videos.

The Important Places

Short film about the connection between a father and son, and the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The film explores the growth of these two men, through different stages of their lives, and how the thread woven between them, the Colorado River, brought them back the most important place of all.

Parker’s Top 50 Favorite Things about Northwest Rivers

This fun new video celebrates the best things about Northwest rivers, from a kid’s perspective. From sun rain, to waterfalls, to wild salmon, to time with mom, it’s the rivers that make the Northwest such a special place to live.


Despite being in a historically wet area of the country, in recent years many Flint River tributaries have dried up completely and the river’s flows have dropped dramatically.

Leave It As It Is

The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic landscapes on the planet. But this natural masterpiece of the Colorado River faces a battery of threats. Unless the Department of the Interior acts to stop these threats, one of our nation’s greatest natural treasures will be scarred forever.

I Am Red – The Colorado River

The Colorado River is a lifeline in the desert, its water sustaining tens of millions of people in seven states, as well as endangered fish and wildlife. However, demand on the river’s water now exceeds its supply, leaving the river so over-tapped that it no longer flows to the sea.

Yo Soy Rojo El Rio Colorado

Starting on Earth Day, April 22, congregations from Denver to Los Angeles will begin screening a Spanish-language version of the award-winning film, “I Am Red” as part of their discussions about protecting God’s creation, the importance of the Colorado River and its tributaries, and the need for conservation.

Year of the River

The final video of our Year of the River series, this film tells the story of historic dam removal successes on Washington’s Elwha and White Salmon rivers. The seven-minute film premiered at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in 2013 and is the final installment in the “€œYear of the River”€ series by filmmaker Andy Maser.

Hydropower solutions: Saluda River

American Rivers is helping secure key clean water protections for South Carolina’s Saluda River through the hydropower dam relicensing effort.

Hydropower solutions: Deschutes River

American Rivers and our partners worked to improve the operation of the Pelton Round Butte hydropower project on the Deschutes River in Oregon, creating benefits for the river’s health, fish, and anglers.

Hydropower solutions: Muskegon River

A great success story out of Michigan, where we worked with our partners to improve dam operations on the Muskegon River. Check our video feed for the other films in this success series about the Deschutes River and the Saluda River!