5,000 Miles of Wild: Protecting Wild Rivers and Public Lands

With the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act coming in 2018, we want to protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers. Will you join us?

Oregon's Sandy River, which includes two federally designated Wild and Scenic River segments. | Bureau of Land Management

The fight to protect our nation’s wild rivers begins today.

Together with our partners, we are launching a new campaign, 5,000 Miles of Wild™.

It’s about saving the best of our nation’s wild, free-flowing rivers, at a time when they face serious threats – from public land giveaways to the roll back of critical clean water protections.

Not only are American Rivers and our partners mobilizing to oppose threats to rivers and clean water, we are advancing a positive vision for wild rivers — building a movement of Americans who love wild rivers and want to see more rivers protected for their kids and grandkids.

Our goal is to defend existing Wild and Scenic Rivers from threats and protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers and one million acres of riverside lands.

Why now?

Because we must come together to oppose plans that put polluters and and powerful special interests above the health and well-being of ordinary Americans and the health of the rivers that run through our lives.

And, because next year, 2018, is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act – a landmark law that safeguards outstanding rivers for their recreation, clean water, cultural, historic, fish and wildlife and other values.

We’re excited to have the support of business partners NRS, OARS and Yeti Coolers. We’re fired up and we’re ready to get to work.

Now is the time: To share your story about why rivers matter to you. To take action in support of river protection. To stand up for the rivers you love.

Join us: share your river story »

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