Thank You For All You Do to Support America’s Rivers It’s because of supporters like you that we’re able to achieve so much. Thank you for all of your support this year and helping to protect our nation’s rivers. Here is a video from American Rivers President, Bob Irvin. Your support helps us achieve so… Read more »
American Rivers’ CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Official Rules Entry into this contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules and The CrowdRise terms and conditions located at CrowdRise and individual prize sponsors’ involvement does not constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation or favoring of any individual fundraiser that is participating in this competition. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED… Read more »
Guest post by Roger Clark Being named America’s Most Endangered River is a dubious honor. First place in rivers under siege is the last place we want the mighty waters that cut Grand Canyon to be. So when American Rivers asked Grand Canyon Trust to be its local partner in designating Grand Canyon’s reach of… Read more »
When Lake Mead drops to 1,075ft elevation, The Bureau of Reclamation may reduce water deliveries to Arizona and Nevada. Action and funding is needed now to protect the health of the Colorado River and the Southwest Economy. (Denver) – The 15 year drought gripping the southwestern United States will soon signal increased urgency about the… Read more »
Three dangerous dams on the West Fork River need to be removed to benefit river ecology and to provide habitat connectivity for freshwater mussels and their fish-host species.
The Grand Canyon is under threat of an unprecedented level of development. Sign the petition to oppose these destructive projects. Our nation’s natural cathedral is under siege. Author Kevin Fedarko wrote in Sunday’s New York Times about two major development threats that would devastate the canyon’s wild nature and utterly unique visitor experience. In the story, Bob… Read more »
Since we posted the original blog (A Tale of Two Dams, found in its entirety below), some great things have happened. First, we successfully completed the dam removals in early September, 2014. The photos below show a comparison of Conewango Creek before and after the Hospital Dam (the largest of the two dams) was removed. Second, Conewango… Read more »
America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2015 1. Colorado River in the Grand Canyon Location: Colorado The Grand Canyon, an irreplaceable national treasure, is under threat from a massive construction project, mining pollution, and groundwater depletion. Map created by Jeremy Collins (click to enlarge) Millions of Americans recognize the Grand Canyon as one of the most iconic… Read more »
Credit: Sinjin Eberle By now, you may have heard about a scheme to build an amusement park-style gondola from the East Rim of the Grand Canyon, plunging 10,000 people per day down to the Confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. On the rim of the canyon, a small town would be built to… Read more »
Time is running out to reauthorize one of the nation’s most successful and popular conservation tools: The Land and Water Conservation Fund.