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Salmon River

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Rogue River

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Mining projects threaten Big Creek and the Middle Fork of the Salmon

/ Wednesday, September 16, 2015

For many, the rugged swath of Idaho contained within the 2.37 million acre Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is the embodiment of what the Wilderness Act of 1964 hoped to achieve. It is a place where in the space of seasons, free flowing rivers swell and dwindle, wildlife migrates across ranges of untrammeled peaks, and humanity’s trace is limited to a brief echo in a landscape left to exist as it always has. Yet even now as the Frank Church Wilderness stands as...

Help Protect Rough and Ready Creek

/ Monday, July 13, 2015

The red hills and roadless area that spill beyond the borders of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and form the headwaters of Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek, and Hunter Creek, are a part of one the most ecologically diverse landscapes on the West Coast. The area is host to many rare and endemic plant species that are found nowhere else, in addition to being an important source of clean water that supports salmon runs and communities downstream. In order to protect those outstanding values while longer lasting...

Hood River Access at Punchbowl Falls

/ Sunday, January 11, 2015

The confluence of the East Fork and West Fork of the Hood is a special spot for whitewater boaters, fishermen, and anyone who enjoys rivers. This property has been used by many years by rafters and kayakers as a take-out as the West Fork of the Hood or as a put-in for the main stem of the Hood River. This river access was private property until 2006 when Western Rivers Conservancy began purchasing the land from Longview Fiber and PacifiCorp in an effort to conserve Salmon...

Fighting for the Futaleufu

/ Monday, December 22, 2014

The Futaleufu is perhaps the most famous whitewater river in the world. With turquoise waters, and huge Class IV/V rapids, it attracts rafters and kayakers from around the globe. But the river and the valleys surrounding the Futaleufu are in danger of being ruined forever. The river is effectively owned by a huge multinational corporation, Endesa, which bought the water rights in 1996 with plans to build 3 dams on it. Not only would these dams impede the river, but they would also provide power for...