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Wild and Scenic Rivers: Our Moment is Now

Wild and Scenic Rivers
This year, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Learn how Wild and Scenic Rivers propelled American Rivers President Bob Irvin into the conservation field and how American Rivers is celebrating this monumental year.... Read More

Moonlight on Buffalo

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Moonlight on Buffalo, a poem by Roxy Rose, tells the story of one of Roxy's many times spent along the Arkansas' Buffalo National River.... Read More

The True Intent Behind Reducing Utah’s National Monuments

Energy Development, Protecting Rivers
The day after President Trump’s National Monument announcement, Utah Representative Chris Stewart proposed legislation that would create a new National Park and three new monuments from the former Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument - but it's not what it seems.... Read More

2017 Year in Review: 5 Success Stories from California

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply
From completing a major meadow restoration project to forming multiple collaborative partnerships, there are many reasons to celebrate American River’s work in California in 2017.... Read More

Remembering the Beautiful Buffalo National River

Most Endangered Rivers, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
As we continue our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on Arkansas' Buffalo National River, hear from Patti Kent, an advocate whose roots run deep in the Buffalo River watershed.... Read More

Rivers at a turning point: Reflections on 2017 and the year ahead

Most Endangered Rivers, National River Cleanup®, Protecting Rivers, Wild and Scenic Rivers
2017 was a rough year for rivers and clean water, but thanks to all of you, American Rivers was able to make significant progress for the rivers that connect us all. Listen to our newest podcast “Reflections on 2017” to learn more about what we did to protect and... Read More

Can a Booming Resort Community Co-Exist with Healthy Rivers?

Conserving Clean Water, Protecting Rivers, Stormwater and Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
Nutrient pollution from growth and development is a major threat to our rivers, but one booming resort community in Montana is coming together to make sure their development will protect local waterways.... Read More

We’ve Got Grit: River Women on Hope and the Year Ahead

Much like rivers, the women of American Rivers are mighty. As we look to the year ahead, we asked those women what gives them hope and what keeps them fighting back, working for healthy rivers every day, despite many challenges.... Read More