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Deerfield Fest August 6th: All Together Now

From American Whitewater  |  7/19/2022

After a 2-year hiatus, the northeast whitewater boating community will come together on August 6th at Deerfield Fest, a celebration of nearly 40 years of whitewater boating on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts.

The Grand Salmon team finishes their 1,000 mile source to sea journey.

From Idaho Rivers United  |  7/18/2022

A Grand Salmon team member paddles by ships and barges on the Columbia River towards the end of their three month journey. Photo courtesy of The Grand Salmon. ASTORIA, OREGON – On Friday July 15th, “The Grand Salmon Source to Sea” team will complete their 1,000 mile paddle journey from the multiple headwaters of the […]

New Actions for Recovery of Endangered Winter-Run Chinook Salmon

From California Trout  |  7/14/2022

For the first time since the construction of the Shasta Dam in the 1940s, endangered winter-run Chinook salmon have returned to the McCloud River upstream of Shasta Reservoir by way of egg release from a cohort of partners─ the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

Press Release: CalTrout & TU Statement on PG&E’s Potter Valley Project

From California Trout  |  7/13/2022

Fish Conservation Groups Criticize PG&E’s Refusal to Protect Listed Salmon and Steelhead in the Eel River. Utility’s new filings set schedule for decommissioning the Potter Valley Project but refuse to make changes to project’s operations to protect fish in the meantime

White House releases new reports on salmon recovery

From Idaho Rivers United  |  7/12/2022

Map graphic courtesy of NOAA Fisheries Report The White House, along with four federal agencies, announced the availability of two reports today that focus on rebuilding Columbia Basin salmon populations and Lower Snake River dams (LSRD) power replacement. The reports come as part of an ongoing effort by the Biden Administration to engage in regional […]

Battling drought on trout waters

From Trout Unlimited  |  7/12/2022

How we’re making key Western streams more hospitable for trout and people in the hotter, drier present.

For Outdoor Enthusiasts, Supreme Court EPA Ruling is Mixed

From Appalachian Mountain Club  |  7/1/2022

  On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States released a highly-anticipated decision in West Virginia vs. EPA, one of the most important climate change-related cases in the past decade. The ruling eliminated one of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s most powerful tools to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, but it also retained the […]

Addressing public safety at low head dams

From American Whitewater  |  6/28/2022

American Whitewater’s database of whitewater accidents and fatalities, maintained since 1972, documents that 10% of river fatalities nationwide are a result of individuals getting caught in a low head dam hydraulic. These dams are generally defined as a manmade structure, up to about 25 feet in height, built across a river or stream channel from […]

American Whitewater Prevails in Case to Protect the Tuolumne River

From American Whitewater  |  6/21/2022

In a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, American Whitewater and our allies prevailed to uphold the Clean Water Act in protection of the Tuolumne River. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act which requires that any utility applying for a hydropower license […]

“The Grand Salmon” team welcomed by Nez Perce in Lewiston, where the Snake River ‘is dead.’

From Idaho Rivers United  |  6/20/2022

The Grand Salmon team welcomed to shore by Nez Perce people and community members in Lewiston, ID. Photo credit: Megan Mack The Grand Salmon Source to Sea team is not only paddling 1,000 miles in solidarity to raise awareness about dwindling salmon populations in the Snake River Basin and a moratorium on the Stibnite mine […]