Southwest Regional Work
In the arid Southwest, water is life. American Rivers has a strong track record of advocating for the rivers that are so vital to this region’s environment, economy, and quality of life.
The Colorado River is America’s Most Endangered River for 2013. Learn more about the threats to this iconic river and take action. Through our annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report we have spotlighted threats and helped achieve solutions on the Colorado River and the Rio Grande, as well as on Arizona’s Gila, San Pedro and Verde rivers, Colorado’s Gunnison, and Utah’s Uinta.
The Colorado River is one of our nation’s, and the world’s, greatest natural treasures. American Rivers and our partners are working to improve water management in the basin, promote water conservation and efficiency, and protect the river’s flows to ensure a healthy sustainable river for the benefit of people reliant on the river as well as the resiliency of the Colorado Basin ecosystem. Read more»
The Yampa River in northwest Colorado is the last major free flowing river in the Colorado River Basin. Its flows change with the seasons and it carries important sediments and nutrients downstream into the Green River. Because of wild nature, the Yampa and its canyons provide refuge for endangered species and offer unparalleled recreational opportunities. Read more»
Grand Canyon Desert View
Colorado River Sunset
Colorado River Horseshoe
Colorado River Levels
Elk Crossing River, Rocky Mountain National Park