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Snake River named ‘most endangered’ by American Rivers

From Trout Unlimited  |  4/13/2021

Photo by Eric Crawford. TU has worked for years to restore salmon and steelhead, and a dam-removal proposal is in the works American Rivers today named the Snake River America’s No. 1 Most Endangered River of 2021, pointing to perilously low returns of Snake River salmon and steelhead, and the urgent need for lawmakers and … Read more

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2021 Most Endangered Rivers list highlights need for environmental justice

From American Rivers  |  4/13/2021

The threats facing America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2021 aren’t just threats to rivers and the environment. They are threats to people – to human health, safety and survival. On Georgia’s South River (#4), predominantly Black neighborhoods are disproportionately impacted by sewage pollution. On New Mexico’s Pecos River (#5), Indigenous and Latino communities would be some of the hardest hit by pollution from a proposed […]

SCOTUS Ruling Makes Clear That Alabama Must Develop a Water Plan

From Alabama Rivers Alliance  |  4/8/2021

SCOTUS Ruling Makes Clear That Alabama Must Develop a Water Plan By Cindy Lowry, executive director, Alabama Rivers Alliance Click here to read this op-ed published on al.com on April 7, 2021. — Last week, on April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Florida did not make the case that Georgia’s water use […]

Resources on BIPOC and Anti-Racism in Outdoor Spaces

From Appalachian Mountain Club  |  4/8/2021

Paula ChampagneBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been excluded from American outdoor spaces. AMC is committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. That requires grappling with the hard truth that the outdoors has often not been a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)—a history that has deeply affected the […]

AMC Stands in Solidarity With the Asian-American Community Against Violence and Racism

From Appalachian Mountain Club  |  3/29/2021

When one of us hurts, the AMC community hurts. The past few months, Asian-American members of the AMC community have been in pain. Their pain stems from an uptick in senseless and racist acts against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans across the country, culminating in the shocking murders of six women of Asian descent in […]

America’s Infrastructure gets a C-

From American Rivers  |  3/24/2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released their new Report Card on America’s Infrastructure. And while America’s infrastructure receives a C- overall, our water infrastructure is faring far worse: stormwater infrastructure gets a D, wastewater infrastructure gets a D+, while drinking water leads the pack with a C-. The ASCE report is just one […]

Breaking: Alaska Federation of Natives endorses restoration of the Eklutna River

From Trout Unlimited  |  3/19/2021

On Wednesday, March 17th, 2020, Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN), the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska, endorsed efforts to restore the Eklutna River.

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Elwha River is ascendent six years after the last dam came out

From Trout Unlimited  |  3/19/2021

The years 2012 and 2015 are important years for the Elwha River, and for salmon and steelhead on the West Coast. Those years are when the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, respectively, were fully deconstructed on Washington’s Elwha — and salmon and steelhead were able to pass them for the first time in a century. … Read more

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We stand with the AAPI community and condemn racism and violence.

From South Yuba River Citizens League  |  3/19/2021

In the last year, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has experienced 3800 reported incidents of violence, including verbal harassment, physical assault, civil rights violations, and online harassment according to @StopAAPIHate. This increase in violence has fostered fear for many in our communities as well as feelings of isolation. In this moment of uncertainty and […]

The Future of California Water: Discussion with Felicia Marcus and Gia Schneider

From California Trout  |  3/17/2021

CalTrout Watershed and Legacy Circle members and partners joined together last Thursday for an informative discussion on the visions for the future of California water. With a zoom room of visionaries themselves, we had a lively time! You can listen to the interviews with our guests Gia Schneider of Natel Energy and Felicia Marcus the […]