Run Wild, Run Free for the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

In Oregon by Kyle Smith

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Passed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1968, the Act was created “to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.” Since its passage, the Act has protected almost 13,000 stream …

Protecting the Gem of the North Coast: Support State Scenic Waterway Designation for the Nehalem

In Oregon by Kyle Smith

Photo courtesy of Ken Morrish/Fly Water Travel   Later this year, organizations and individuals across the country will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the federal Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.  Thanks to the Act, more than 12,000 miles of wild, scenic, and recreational rivers have been established nationwide including 1,916.7 river miles in Oregon.  These rivers include a who’s who …