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Best Rivers in the Fall: NW – CA – SW(November 13th, 2014)

Rivers Divide Us?(November 7th, 2014)

We Are All in This Together(November 3rd, 2014)

A Canyon to Linger In(October 29th, 2014)

The Yampa as a Model for What’s Possible(October 27th, 2014)

Colorado Water Plan – The Importance of a New Tension(October 23rd, 2014)

Paddle Event Celebrates One of Arizona’s Last Free-Flowing Rivers(October 20th, 2014)

277 Miles of Wild – Surrounded and Vulnerable(October 13th, 2014)

Protecting the Gila: To Divert or Not to Divert(October 9th, 2014)

Protecting the Gila: America’s First Wilderness River(October 6th, 2014)

Anglers Fund Conservation Update Part 4 – Southwest/Southeast(October 3rd, 2014)

Connecting the dots: The future of Hoover Dam depends on a healthy Colorado River(October 2nd, 2014)

Out on the River – Work or Play?(September 16th, 2014)

Great Outdoors Colorado Listening Tour(September 10th, 2014)

5 Actions Needed to Save the Colorado River(August 20th, 2014)

Should We Allow Development in the Grand Canyon?(August 13th, 2014)

New Mexico Moves to Divert the Gila River(August 11th, 2014)

Groundwater Loss: The Colorado River’s Unseen Threat(August 8th, 2014)

Gila River: Exploring a little known landscape – and one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014(July 8th, 2014)

Colorado Water Plan Commenting: All the cool kids (might be) doing it!(July 7th, 2014)

Epic Streamflows In Western Colorado – Is It Sustainable?(June 13th, 2014)

Staying Fit in the Great Outdoors(June 11th, 2014)

Protect the White River from Oil and Gas Development!(April 16th, 2014)

A Western Colorado perspective on “New Supply”(April 14th, 2014)

Stop Diverting the Upper Colorado River to Death(April 14th, 2014)

Upper Colorado River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014(April 9th, 2014)

Colorado’s White River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014(April 9th, 2014)

If you add water they will come(April 8th, 2014)

Making the Link: Conservation, Recreation and our Economy – Part Two(April 8th, 2014)

Making the Link: Conservation, Recreation and our Economy – Part One(April 3rd, 2014)

Vail Daily Column: Blue Trails Program Comes To The Eagle(March 20th, 2014)

Come For a Ride Down the Colorado River!(March 13th, 2014)

When It Comes to Protecting Rivers, Who Do you Trust?(March 13th, 2014)

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View to spotlight endangered river(March 13th, 2014)

Rivers Work Best When They’re Wet(February 12th, 2014)

Aspen and Hydropower: What the Men’s Journal Story Leaves Out(February 10th, 2014)

HR3189 Sucks Rivers Dry – Here’s Why You Should Care(February 3rd, 2014)

Securing Future Water For The Colorado River Requires Action Now(January 17th, 2014)

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

Water Rights Bill Snowballs Into Disaster For Rivers And Public Lands(November 15th, 2013)

US Forest Service pledges a balanced resolution to water rights conflict with ski industry(November 13th, 2013)

Horn Ranch Offers Recreational Opportunities on Eagle River(October 9th, 2013)

Seeds of Progress Sown in the Midst of Drought.(October 8th, 2013)

Keeping the Rivers Flowing in Texas(October 7th, 2013)

A Victory for the Crystal River!(October 2nd, 2013)

Expanding Access to the Colorado River(September 17th, 2013)

Can we all just catch raindrops where they fall? – the state of rainwater harvesting in the Colorado River Basin(August 19th, 2013)

Dire Water Supply Forecast is Call to Action for Improving Colorado River Management(August 16th, 2013)

Conservation and Efficiency are Best Path to Solve Colorado River Water Shortages(July 16th, 2013)

As Drought Looms, Water Management Could Become Game of Hardball between Stakeholders(July 15th, 2013)

The Dunn Party(July 10th, 2013)

An Interview With Distance Swimmer Matt Moseley(June 25th, 2013)

Floating the Wild Yampa(June 20th, 2013)

Climate Change Threatens the Great Outdoors(June 5th, 2013)

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

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

Feds, States, Tribes Meet to Discuss Future of Colorado River, Nation’s Most Endangered River(May 28th, 2013)

Healthy Rivers Make Colorado Healthy(April 27th, 2013)

The Story of the San Saba River(April 23rd, 2013)

Rivers Endangered in the Face of Climate Change(April 23rd, 2013)

Outdated Water Management on the Colorado River Need to be Updated for this Century(April 19th, 2013)

Smarter Farming Leads to More Water for Rivers(April 18th, 2013)

A Paddler’s Perspective on Protecting the Colorado River(April 18th, 2013)

American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013(April 17th, 2013)

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

Announcing America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013(April 17th, 2013)

Plumbing the Colorado River(April 17th, 2013)

The Colorado is America’s Most Endangered River(April 17th, 2013)

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

Don’t Suck the Fraser River Dry(February 12th, 2013)

Communities Evaluate Wild and Scenic as Tool to Protect the Crystal River(January 10th, 2013)

Colorado River Study: Will There Be Enough Water To Support The Demand?(December 13th, 2012)

Colorado River Basin study is step toward 21st century water management(December 12th, 2012)

Experts available to comment on upcoming Colorado River Basin study(December 6th, 2012)

Glimpses of the Colorado River(November 28th, 2012)

Spoiler Alert- Oil Shale Development May Harm Rivers in the Colorado Basin(November 27th, 2012)

No Time for Superglue(November 19th, 2012)

Wild Grand Canyon(September 26th, 2012)

Part 3: The Verde: A River Transformed(September 7th, 2012)

Part 2: Keeping the Verde River Healthy(September 6th, 2012)

Part 1: Welcome to Central Arizona’s Oasis – The Verde River(September 5th, 2012)

Fishing the Green River in Colorado(August 22nd, 2012)

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

Verde River Blue Trail Kick-Off(December 29th, 2011)

Deny Flaming Gorge pipeline permit, say river businesses and advocates(December 19th, 2011)

Defend the Colorado River(November 29th, 2011)

Hopes Head Upstream for Water in Colorado River(November 14th, 2011)

Rivers of Colorado(October 7th, 2011)

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

Swimming in Slime Underscores Need for Smart Clean Water Protections(August 31st, 2011)

The Wild Yampa River; The last free flowing river in the Colorado Basin(June 27th, 2011)

Sand Mining for Fracking in Texas(June 16th, 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)

Don’t let the Upper Colorado and Fraser Rivers dry up(May 25th, 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)

Baby Steps for Big Endangered River – Who Will Be Next?(May 15th, 2011)

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

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

American Rivers opens Colorado office to protect and restore state’s rivers(February 7th, 2011)

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

National River Cleanup in Review(January 10th, 2011)

Plastic Is Everywhere!(January 3rd, 2011)

Announcing the 2010 National River Cleanup Photo Contest Winner(November 1st, 2010)

Colorado Leaders Highlight Opportunities Presented by America’s Great Outdoors Initiative(July 14th, 2010)

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2010(June 2nd, 2010)

Upper Colorado River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers(June 2nd, 2010)

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

American Rivers names Grand Junction one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities(September 17th, 2009)

The 2009 River Action Day was a Success!(June 3rd, 2009)

Climate change causing many rivers worldwide to shrink(April 23rd, 2009)

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

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

Economic Stimulus and Habitat Restoration(February 19th, 2009)

Fish Passage Projects Mean Money and Jobs(February 4th, 2009)

Sometimes Hope Comes When you Least Expect it(January 26th, 2009)

31 Water Efficiency Projects Ready-to-go Across Texas to Create Jobs, Boost Clean Water Supply(January 23rd, 2009)

1,000 Miles of Rivers in Seven States to be Protected as Wild and Scenic(January 15th, 2009)

Future of Poudre, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance(December 11th, 2008)

Progress on the Gila River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008(December 11th, 2008)

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

Press Releases

Upper Colorado River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

April 9th, 2014|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

www.americanrivers.org/UpperColorado Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the Upper Colorado River Basin among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the need for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to preve… Read more »

Colorado’s White River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

April 9th, 2014|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Pollution

www.americanrivers.org/WhiteRiverCO Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named Colorado’s White River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2014 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat oil and gas development poses to fish and wildlife habi… Read more »

American Rivers and Google Maps launch Colorado River Street View to spotlight endangered river

March 13th, 2014|Discover Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Washington, DC – The Colorado River is the focus of a new Google Maps Street View project launched today in partnership with American Rivers. The imagery features the iconic Grand Canyon and marks the first time Google Maps has used the Street View tec… Read more »

US Forest Service pledges a balanced resolution to water rights conflict with ski industry

November 13th, 2013|Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, DC – American Rivers applauds the U.S. Forest Service’s pledge to swiftly resolve a growing conflict between federal land managers and water rights holders on our national forests, a resolution that will protect rivers and public lands whil… Read more »

Dire Water Supply Forecast is Call to Action for Improving Colorado River Management

August 16th, 2013|Water Supply

Washington – A major alarm bell for water supplies in the Colorado River Basin is expected this week, as the Bureau of Reclamation may, for the first time in history, say it needs to reduce the amount of water released from Lake Powell, the reservoir b… Read more »

Conservation and Efficiency are Best Path to Solve Colorado River Water Shortages

July 16th, 2013|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Water and Power Subcommittee is holding a hearing today to discuss the future of one of the West’s most critical natural resources – the Colorado River. The hearing comes on the heels of recent deadly wil… 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 »

Feds, States, Tribes Meet to Discuss Future of Colorado River, Nation’s Most Endangered River

May 28th, 2013|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Washington – Just over a month after American Rivers named the Colorado River the Most Endangered River in the nation for 2013, representatives from the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Reclamation, seven Colorado River basin states, and… Read more »

American Rivers Announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2013

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

Washington, D.C. — American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Colorado River the Most Endangered River in the country.  The Colorado River is endangered by outdated water management that is i… Read more »

San Saba River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

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

Washington, D.C.- American Rivers named the San Saba River of Texas among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2013 today, shining a national spotlight on outdated water management that threatens river health as well as flows for ranchers and Aus… Read more »

Colorado River Basin study is step toward 21st century water management

December 12th, 2012|Water Supply

Washington, DC – A federal study released today looking at water supply options for the Colorado River Basin is a critical step toward bringing water management into the 21st century. American Rivers applauded the Obama Administration for its eff… Read more »

Experts available to comment on upcoming Colorado River Basin study

December 6th, 2012|Water Supply

Washington, DC - Experts from American Rivers are available to comment on the upcoming release of a critical study by the Bureau of Reclamation examining water supply options in the Colorado River Basin.  The western water policy director of American R… Read more »

Deny Flaming Gorge pipeline permit, say river businesses and advocates

December 19th, 2011|Water Supply

Denver – The Flaming Gorge pipeline would be far too expensive and would harm the Green River’s world-class recreation and tourism economies, businesses and river advocates said today. American Rivers, American Whitewater, and the Colorado… Read more »

Hopes Head Upstream for Water in Colorado River

November 14th, 2011|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

WASHINGTON, DC — The Colorado River basin presents the greatest water management challenges of any river basin in the nation, with ever-expanding demands for multiple water uses, water demand exceeding supply, valued but fragile ecosystems, and suppor… 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 »

American Rivers opens Colorado office to protect and restore state’s rivers

February 7th, 2011|Dams & Dam Removal, Most Endangered Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers

(Denver) – American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, today announced it is opening a new office in Denver to protect and restore the state’s rivers and the many benefits they provide to people and wildlife… Read more »

Colorado Leaders Highlight Opportunities Presented by America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

July 14th, 2010|Blue Trails

Denver – The Obama administration’s “America’s Great Outdoors” initiative comes to Colorado this week in an effort to develop a conservation agenda for the 21st century. Conservation and recreation leaders across Colorado… Read more »

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2010

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

Washington, DC — American Rivers today released its most anticipated report of the year, America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2010. The 25th anniversary edition of the report spotlights ten rivers facing the most urgent threats, and a… Read more »

Upper Colorado River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

June 2nd, 2010|Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply

Washington, DC — New water diversion projects could sap the life from the Upper Colorado, threatening prized trout fisheries, boating, and the long-term sustainable water supply for the region. This threat landed the Upper Colorado in the number… 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 names Grand Junction one of nation’s top ‘water wise’ communities

September 17th, 2009|Climate Change

Washington, DC – American Rivers today named Grand Junction as one of the nation’s top “water wise” communities protecting clean water and public health with innovative green solutions. The city was chosen for its embrace of healthy… Read more »

Climate change causing many rivers worldwide to shrink

April 23rd, 2009|Climate Change

(Washington, DC) Many of the world’s rivers are losing water and in many cases, climate change is to blame, according to the findings of a new global study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The results, to be published May 15 in th… 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 »

31 Water Efficiency Projects Ready-to-go Across Texas to Create Jobs, Boost Clean Water Supply

January 23rd, 2009|Water Pollution, Water Supply

Washington, DC – At least 31 water efficiency projects in Texas are ready to go and will create jobs and improve clean water supply, according to a quick survey conducted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency. The projects which provide a sample of wat… Read more »

1,000 Miles of Rivers in Seven States to be Protected as Wild and Scenic

January 15th, 2009|Wild and Scenic Rivers

Washington, DC — The second largest Wild and Scenic package in history passed the Senate today, safeguarding over 1,000 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Vermont, and Massachusetts. S. 22, the bi-partisan Omnibus Public Land Ma… Read more »

Future of Poudre, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008, Still Hangs in the Balance

December 11th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Cache la Poudre one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, American Rivers is calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate the Draft Environmental Impact St… Read more »

Progress on the Gila River, One of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2008

December 11th, 2008|Most Endangered Rivers

Washington, DC — Eight months after American Rivers named the Gila River one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers™ for 2008, momentum is growing for smarter, cost-effective water management solutions for the Gila River, rather than a c… Read more »