Plan to Improve North Fork Nooksack River Finalized

Plan to Improve North Fork Nooksack River Finalized

By: Thomas O’Keefe For the past several years American Whitewater has worked with the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program, American Rivers, Whatcom Land Trust, the Nooksack Tribe, Washington Department of Natural Resources,...
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...