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Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks in the Crosshairs

Discover Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
President Trump’s executive order threatens to erode the Antiquities Act and shrink or even reverse recent national monument designations. Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks is a special place deserving of permanent protection. ... Read More

The Damming of the Bear River

Climate Change & Rivers, Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers
The Sierra Nevada’s Bear River is under threat from a new dam proposal, which would eliminate popular recreation sites, Native American cultural sites, and important habitat for fish and wildlife.... Read More

“Review” or an unprecedented rollback of conservation?

Protecting Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
The pomp and circumstance surrounding this "review" is simply the prelude to an undoing of more than one hundred years of conserving our nation’s special places by every President since Teddy Roosevelt.... Read More

Monument “Review” Prelude to Monumental Selloff

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
President Trump and Secretary Zinke aren’t trying to right-size Monuments, they’re trying to down-size your public lands and special places. Don’t let them.... Read More

Progress for the Endangered Mobile Basin

Most Endangered Rivers, Water Supply
Wednesday, May 17th, at 9 AM there’s a hearing at the Alabama statehouse on a bill supporting the water plan. Take action and express support for a good water management plan in Alabama.... Read More

Natural Infrastructure Helps Economy and Communities

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Floods & Floodplains, Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
Today, American Rivers and Clean Water for All Campaign Partners are releasing Naturally Stronger that lays out the economic case for large-scale, nationwide investment in natural water infrastructure.... Read More

The River in a Mussel Shell

Discover Rivers
Mussels have much to teach us about the health of our watersheds if we step into the creek and take a closer look at their lives. Read an adaptation of Abbie Gascho Landis' book Immersion: The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels.... Read More