In defense of democracy

In defense of democracy

I watched the raging mob pouring into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 with a mix of horror, disgust, and anger.  This felt personal.  I’ve spent more than 30 years working in Washington, D.C. and on Capitol Hill to protect the environment, including serving on the...
Bringing Back Lewis River Salmon

Bringing Back Lewis River Salmon

American Rivers recently praised PacifiCorp and parent company Berkshire Hathaway for stepping up to ensure dam removal and river restoration on the Klamath River in Oregon and California. While we applaud PacifiCorp for taking responsibility for the damage that their...
A historic milestone for the Klamath River

A historic milestone for the Klamath River

When two tribes, two states and Warren Buffett step up and commit to the world’s biggest dam removal project – it’s a big deal. That’s what happened last week, when the Karuk and Yurok tribes, California Governor Newsom, Oregon Governor Brown, the Klamath River...
Trump Administration Goes After Clean Water Act

Trump Administration Goes After Clean Water Act

Today, the Trump Administration officially put forward a proposal to build the Yazoo Pumps – a shockingly irresponsible project that will put tens of thousands of people at risk, threaten the integrity of the Clean Water Act, and degrade hundreds of thousands of acres...
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at American Rivers

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at American Rivers

This blog was written by Bob Irvin and John Haydock, American Rivers Board Chair. In a year in which the impacts of racism and injustice have never been more visible, and the need to address these inequities has never been more acute, American Rivers is releasing our...