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Keeping Water Flowing Over The Scenic Twin Falls Waterfall(April 24th, 2014)

A Tribal Perspective on the Clearwater River(April 18th, 2014)

Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa Rivers Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014(April 9th, 2014)

New Poll Confirms Montana’s Love Affair With Rivers(April 7th, 2014)

A River Bill More Popular Than Beer(March 7th, 2014)

American Rivers Statement on HR 3492, The River Paddling Protection Act(February 19th, 2014)

Two Fabled Montana Streams Protected From Hydro Development(February 5th, 2014)

“River Killer” Bill Passes the House(November 21st, 2013)

World premiere of WAYPOINTS to benefit American Rivers(November 5th, 2013)

Latest News on the Kootenai River(October 24th, 2013)

Help Montana Get Wild & Scenic Again(October 11th, 2013)

The Need for Wild and Scenic River Protections(September 24th, 2013)

The Infamous Stringdusters: Giving Back While on Tour(September 4th, 2013)

Float with Senator Baucus highlights importance of Land and Water Conservation Fund(August 9th, 2013)

The Rewards of Grassroots Advocacy: Saving East Rosebud Creek, Montana(June 12th, 2013)

Summer music tour with The Infamous Stringdusters(May 31st, 2013)

The Infamous Stringdusters Announce 2013 American Rivers Tour(May 30th, 2013)

Fishing on the Kootenai is Threatened by Coal Mining(April 26th, 2013)

Kootenai River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 17th, 2013)

Water Management Could Become Game of Hardball(April 12th, 2013)

Playing on the Zambezi of Montana(March 4th, 2013)

Great News for the Green River!(February 4th, 2013)

It’s official – You saved the Hoback!(January 2nd, 2013)

Let’s Pony Up for the Hoback(November 16th, 2012)

A Tribute To National Parks(October 19th, 2012)

Press Statement on the Hoback Gas Lease Buyout(October 5th, 2012)

Victory on the Hoback!(October 5th, 2012)

Groups Seal Deal to Protect Transboundary Flathead River(September 20th, 2012)

The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act(July 26th, 2012)

Celebrating a Special Stream, Montana Style(July 17th, 2012)

An Issue Of Diligence(May 29th, 2012)

Crystal Clear And Beautiful, But Endangered(May 29th, 2012)

A Love For The Hoback(May 24th, 2012)

Don’t Frack the Hoback!(May 24th, 2012)

It’s Green River Day! Share Your Love For The Green!(May 21st, 2012)

Paddling Up Support For The Green River(May 21st, 2012)

Crystal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 15th, 2012)

Hoback River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 15th, 2012)

Missouri River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 15th, 2012)

Watching Montana’s Clark Fork River Come Back to Life(March 28th, 2012)

Forest Service May Scale Back Gas Drilling Project in Hoback Headwaters(February 28th, 2012)

National River Cleanup® Year in Review: 5 Ws of 2011(January 11th, 2012)

British Columbia gives U.S. an early Thanksgiving gift(November 22nd, 2011)

New Report: Investments in Clean Water Could Create Millions of Jobs(October 5th, 2011)

Conservation/River Expert Available to Comment on Yellowstone River Oil Spill(July 7th, 2011)

What’s Your Favorite River Beer?(June 28th, 2011)

Then and Now: National River Cleanup History(June 9th, 2011)

Chat live with Secretary Salazar on America’s Great Outdoors, June 10 at 2 p.m. EDT(June 8th, 2011)

New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change(May 26th, 2011)

Most Endangered Rivers Launch Takes Off(May 18th, 2011)

American Rivers Names America’s Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2011(May 17th, 2011)

Hoback named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers(May 17th, 2011)

Smooth Driving on Green Streets(April 29th, 2011)

Conserving Our Rivers, Connecting Our Communities(April 22nd, 2011)

American Rivers Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup(TM)(April 21st, 2011)

Montana’s Governor Stands Up for Clean Water(April 15th, 2011)

FRAC Act Re-introduced in Congress(March 24th, 2011)

American Rivers releases report on 21st century flood protection solutions(March 11th, 2011)

Register for National River Cleanup 2011!(March 7th, 2011)

Tell Your Senators: Don’t Cut Conservation Programs(March 7th, 2011)

Is radioactive water making you glow, or are you just happy to see me?(March 4th, 2011)

The most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history(February 24th, 2011)

Obama prioritizes rivers and blue trails in America’s Great Outdoors(February 16th, 2011)

Poll shows southeast Idahoans prefer less costly alternatives(February 3rd, 2011)

Show Your Love For Water Trails: Join Trails Advocacy Week(February 1st, 2011)

Fracking’ threatens wild and scenic Hoback River(January 21st, 2011)

Still Time for Rivers to Benefit in the Lame Duck(November 12th, 2010)

Teton River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2010(June 2nd, 2010)

America’s Most Endangered Rivers to be Announced June 2(May 17th, 2010)

American Rivers Opens New Northern Rockies Office in Montana(December 2nd, 2009)

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009(October 20th, 2009)

Uncertain future for the North Fork of the Flathead River, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009(October 20th, 2009)

The Many Ways Wild and Scenic Designations Help our Rivers(May 5th, 2009)

North Fork Flathead River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(April 7th, 2009)

President Obama Signs Historic Wild and Scenic River Bill into Law(March 30th, 2009)

Today is a Day to Celebrate(March 25th, 2009)

How Long Will Mt. Hood’s Rivers Have to Wait?(March 13th, 2009)

Omnibus Public Lands Package meets Opposition in the House(March 11th, 2009)

Happy Birthday Wild and Scenic Rivers!(October 1st, 2008)

Sunset Magazine Feature on Western Rivers(February 25th, 2008)

Press Releases

Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa Rivers Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

April 9th, 2014|Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers

www.americanrivers.org/Clearwater Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa rivers among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat that megaload shipments bound for t… Read more »

American Rivers Statement on HR 3492, The River Paddling Protection Act

February 19th, 2014|Wild and Scenic Rivers

American Rivers opposes H.R. 3492, the River Paddling Protection Act. This bill, as amended, would lift the National Park Service’s longstanding ban on paddling on most waters in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, effective three years from th… Read more »

The Infamous Stringdusters Announce 2013 American Rivers Tour

May 30th, 2013|

Also this summer, The Infamous Stringdusters Embark on their 2013 Atlantic Beach Tour, Multiple Festival Plays, and More The Band’s Fourth Annual Festy Experience October 11-13, 2014; Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now at www.TheFesty.com and Lineup… Read more »

Kootenai River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

April 17th, 2013|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the transboundary Kootenai River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today due to the threat that five open-pit coal mines along one of its major tributaries pose to water quality, native fish a… Read more »

Press Statement on the Hoback Gas Lease Buyout

October 5th, 2012|Fracking, Most Endangered Rivers

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 lis… Read more »

Crystal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

May 15th, 2012|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Crystal River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on the threat dams and water diversions pose to spectacular recreation and fish and wildlife habitat. … Read more »

Hoback River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

May 15th, 2012|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers has named the Hoback River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® for the second year in a row, shining a national spotlight on the threat natural gas drilling poses to clean water, recreation, and world-… Read more »

Missouri River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

May 15th, 2012|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Washington, D.C. – American Rivers named the Missouri River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® today, shining a national spotlight on outdated flood management practices that are threatening public safety.  “The America’s M… Read more »

Conservation/River Expert Available to Comment on Yellowstone River Oil Spill

July 7th, 2011|Floods & Floodplains, Water Pollution, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC – As damage from the Exxon Mobil oil spill into Yellowstone River continues to unfold, the public needs credible information about how and why this spill occurred, what it means for the Yellowstone River, and how we can prevent future sp… Read more »

New Report Calls for Federal Action to Improve Flood Protection, Other Policies in Face of Climate Change

May 26th, 2011|Climate Change, Floods & Floodplains, Stormwater & Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, D.C. – With floodwaters still threatening Mississippi River communities, American Rivers today released a report detailing the policy changes needed to protect communities from floods and other effects of climate change. The report re… Read more »

American Rivers Names America’s Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2011

May 17th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal, Floods & Floodplains, Fracking, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC – With floodwaters swelling the Mississippi River to historic levels and rivers nationwide at risk from gas drilling, sewage pollution, and other threats, American Rivers today released its annual list of America’s Most Endan… Read more »

Hoback named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers

May 17th, 2011|Fracking, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

JACKSON, WY –Proposed industrial scale natural gas drilling is threatening the Hoback River – known for its spectacular setting, thriving native cutthroat trout fishery, and wild character.  This risk earned the Hoback the #7 spot on the an… Read more »

American Rivers Kicks Off 20th Anniversary of National River Cleanup(TM)

April 21st, 2011|National River Cleanup

Washington, DC — American Rivers, the nation’s leading voice for healthy rivers and clean water, today announced the kickoff of National River Cleanup™, now in its 20th year. The program, which mobilizes hundreds of thousands of volun… Read more »

American Rivers releases report on 21st century flood protection solutions

March 11th, 2011|Floods & Floodplains

Washington, DC – As heavy rains swell rivers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, American Rivers today released a report stressing the urgent need for flood protection solutions that safeguard communities and save taxpayer dollars. The report,… Read more »

The most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history

February 24th, 2011|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

Just after 4:30 a.m. this past Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed arguably the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in history.  H.R. 1, which would fund the government through the rest of federal Fiscal Year 2011, eviscerates p… Read more »

Poll shows southeast Idahoans prefer less costly alternatives

February 3rd, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal

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 be… Read more »

Teton River Named One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2010

June 2nd, 2010|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Washington, DC — Rebuilding the Teton Dam would waste taxpayer dollars and threatens the Teton River’s popular recreational fishery and whitewater boating. This threat landed the Teton in the number eight spot in America’s Most Endang… Read more »

America’s Most Endangered Rivers to be Announced June 2

May 17th, 2010|Most Endangered Rivers

(Washington, DC) – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, will release “America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2010 Edition” on June 2. The annual report spotlights the ten most imperiled rivers… Read more »

American Rivers Opens New Northern Rockies Office in Montana

December 2nd, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

(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. Scot… Read more »

Mid-Year Update: America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC – Six months after American Rivers released America’s Most Endangered Rivers™: 2009 edition last April, thousands of Americans have taken action and critical decisions on many of the rivers are expected soon. Each year, the A… Read more »

Uncertain future for the North Fork of the Flathead River, one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2009

October 20th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington— Six months after American Rivers named the North Fork of the Flathead River one of America’s Most Endangered RiversTM for 2009, the Flathead has had some recent successes, though the fight for its protection is not yet over. Mon… Read more »

North Fork Flathead River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

April 7th, 2009|Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington— Montana’s Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River may soon lose its unique wild character thanks to a mountaintop removal mine and a coal bed methane project just over the border in Canada  It’s no wonder the rive… Read more »

President Obama Signs Historic Wild and Scenic River Bill into Law

March 30th, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

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… Read more »

Omnibus Public Lands Package meets Opposition in the House

March 11th, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC – The House of Representatives rejected legislation today that would have included the second largest Wild and Scenic package in history. The House voted on S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, under a suspension… Read more »