Comments Can Help Shape Summersville Lake Management

By: Kevin Colburn A new Draft Master Plan for Summersville Lake is open for public comment until February 16, 2021. The Draft Plan covers the significant public land surrounding the reservoir, including Battle Run Campground, several trails, numerous rock climbing...
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,...
It’s time for the lower Snake River dams to go

It’s time for the lower Snake River dams to go

by Chris Wood January 12, 2021 Young steelhead before migrating to the ocean. John McMillan photo.   “It is our collective opinion, based on overwhelming scientific evidence, that restoration of a free-flowing lower Snake River is essential to recovering wild...
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...

A Reflection on Chaos at The Capitol

AMC denounces the actions taken on Wednesday by a hate-filled mob in Washington D.C. This should have been a day of hope, progress, and celebration following the election of Georgia’s first Black and Jewish Senators and the certification of a new president. Instead,...
How conservation can save our politics and save America

How conservation can save our politics and save America

by Chris Wood January 7, 2021 Volunteer leaders Don Miller and Greg Malaska from Pennsylvania on a legislative visit to Capitol Hill.   Wednesday afternoon, a day that America won’t soon forget, I was on a phone call just across the river in Trout Unlimited’s...

Winter Policy Update from Jack West

POLICY UPDATES from Alabama Rivers Alliance We’ve almost made it to the end of 2020! What a year. This was not a year that “flew by,” and it showed us, painfully at times, how much our health and safety depends on clean water.  Despite the year’s disruption and...
Return to Us: A good story, well told

Return to Us: A good story, well told

by Eric Booton   If you need a pick-me-up, this is it. It is with great excitement that we share the short film, “Return to Us: Restoring Alaska’s Eklutna River,” with you. As of today, it is available free of charge online for all to enjoy. Return to...