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Kayaking The Illinois River

Michael Hughes / Thursday, April 30, 2015

This adventure down the Illinois River was just a small part of the expedition my friend, Nate Wilson, went on to document a watershed from start to finish. By beginning high up in the watershed of Rough and Ready Creek and following it to the ocean, the project hopes to draw a clear connection between the proposed nickel strip mining there, and the impacts that it would have downstream. The water...

Rough and Ready Creek | From the Mountains to the Sea | Movie Premiere

Michael Hughes / Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What: Rough and Ready Creek | From the Mountains to the Sea | Movie Premiere When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:30 - 11 PM Where: Base Camp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak Street, Portland, Ore. How: Come on down, grab a beer, and enjoy! Bringing attention to American Rivers Most Endangered Rivers list, adventurer, guide, and photographer Nate Wilson embarked on a journey to showcase the beauty of the Kalmiopsis...

The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Emily Bozeman / Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, or "the Frank Church" for short, is one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48, second only to Death Valley. Its 2.4 million acres are a gem of preserved green trees and pristine clear waters; a sanctuary for a wide variety of birds, fish, and mammals. Frank Church himself was a senator and environmentalist from Idaho. He grew up in Boise...

Most Endangered Rivers: The Rogue and Smith

Nate / Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Today, due to the threat of nickel strip mining in their respective tributaries, American Rivers has placed the Rogue and Smith Rivers on the 2015 Most Endangered Rivers List. The following is an account of our expedition to document the effect that strip mining would have on the waterways and communities downstream. Lost and surrounded by vegetation so thick that I could not even fall over, it was hard to imagine...