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Investing in Rivers is Money Well Spent

Climate Change & Rivers, Science
From coast to coast, communities across the country are feeling the impacts of too much – or not enough water at the right time. Drought and record-breaking wildfires have plagued the West this summer. In the last month, over 5 million acres of land has burned in California, Washington... Read More

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at American Rivers

Environmental Justice
A new plan for diversity, equity and inclusion at American Rivers will ensure staff and board have the understanding, tools and training to serve as more effective allies and advocates for clean water and healthy rivers nationwide.... Read More

Fire and Rivers in California

Climate Change & Rivers, Protecting Rivers
When forests burns, it also affects streams, rivers and communities far beyond the fire’s perimeter.... Read More

Cast a Vote For Rivers

Protecting Rivers
I’m often asked what is the most important thing a person can do for rivers? My answer is always the same: vote. ... Read More

My growing understanding of environmental justice

Environmental Justice, Uncategorized
A guest blog by Amanda Leiter, a Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Law and co-Director of the Program on Environmental and Energy Law at American University's Washington College of Law. She is a board member of American Rivers.... Read More

It’s about the river

Conserving Clean Water, Hydropower, Restoring Damaged Rivers
The debate around the future of lower Snake River is necessarily focused on specific issues: salmon, dams, energy, agriculture. But what often gets lost in the conversation is one of the most important values of all: the river itself.... Read More