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Alabama Water Rally 2023 – Registration Open Now!

From Alabama Rivers Alliance  |  1/26/2023

Alabama Water Rally 2023 Alabama’s annual gathering of clean water advocates March 24 – 26 | Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, AL There is an incredible opportunity before us – as River Defenders – as we pass the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Together, we must be ready for the Next Era of Clean […]

Introducing CalTrout’s Lost Coast Project Manager & Update on Eel River Dams

From California Trout  |  1/24/2023

CalTrout is pleased to introduce Charlie Schneider in the newly established role of Lost Coast Project Manager. With Charlie’s conservation non-profit background and expertise on fish and natural resource issues in California, he is well suited for this position which entails building CalTrout’s work capacity between the Russian and Eel river watersheds, continuing CalTrout’s efforts […]

EPA issues new definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act…again

From Idaho Rivers United  |  1/18/2023

(City Council members inspect pollution of the Cuyahoga River 1964 – Cleveland Press Collection, Cleveland State University Library) Just before the new year, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers announced plans to formalize and clarify the definition of “waters of the United States”, or WOTUS, under the Clean Water Act […]

Honoring MLK Jr. Day: “A Dream for Re-wilding Wild Snake River Salmon and Steelhead”

From Idaho Rivers United  |  1/17/2023

by Bert Bowler – Snake River Salmon Solutions In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr’s 1963 – I Have a Dream Speech Ten millennia ago, a great resource was flourishing in the Columbia River basin in the form of ocean going fish. These magnificent creatures classified anadromous are salmon, steelhead and pacific lamprey. They […]

The Fate of a Dam in Cherokee

From American Rivers  |  1/1/2023

Joey Owle’s quest to remove a dam, secure the future of native species, and restore Long Man The cicadas drone as Joey and I chat over coffees on a gorgeous late-summer morning along the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee, North Carolina. A few leaves on the trees are starting to turn yellow and spiral their way […]

Legendary California Fishery and Water Quality Activist Bill Jennings Dies at Age 79

From California Sportfishing Protection Alliance  |  12/28/2022

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance and the fish of California lost Bill Jennings on December 27, 2022. Above all, Bill was a relentless activist. For over 40 years, he used the law, meticulously documented data, an irascible wit, and a stinging pen to defend and protect his beloved Bay-Delta Estuary and all the rivers that […]

Key Takeaways from the Omnibus Spending Package: What’s in it for rivers?

From American Rivers  |  12/22/2022

In the remaining days of 2022, we’re happy to share some important wins for rivers – including funding for critical clean water and river restoration programs, as well as new Wild and Scenic River designations. While there’s much to be thankful for, the bill still has a number of shortcomings. In this blog, we break […]

Planning for the Klamath dams to come down

From Trout Unlimited  |  12/15/2022

TU partners with NOAA to prioritize high-impact restoration projects in anticipation of salmon returning.

NOAA recommends an estimated $20M in funding for Trout Unlimited fish passage work

From Trout Unlimited  |  12/12/2022

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding supports projects in Washington State, California, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

The Call for Rapid Change

From Trout Unlimited  |  12/9/2022

Beneath the slack water, it’s all still there. The main channel, braided in places, lined with reef and rock, hemmed in with granite and the dark loam that fueled the old orchards. Only 100 feet of water, less in most places, inundates the river below. Upriver from Wawawai near Granite Point, there is a submerged top rope anchor. Before Lower Granite dam was finished in 1975, climbers worked a route now invisible below the surface of the reservoir.