Water and River News Updates

Collected and curated media Articles about the water and rivers in the western united states

 

Dec 18, 2018 - Bend Bulletin - Guest column: A forever stamp, maybe not a forever river

Guest column: A forever stamp, maybe not a forever river

As this paper pointed out in a recent article, our iconic Deschutes River will be recognized on a U.S. Postal Stamp in 2019. This recognition honors the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed 50 years ago by Congress. The federal act provides protections for a river’s “Outstanding Remarkable Values,” of which the Deschutes River has many. From unique species of flora and fauna, to endangered wildlife, it provides a unique access to solitude for those that recreate along its banks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 26, 2018 - - Guest column: October is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Guest column: October is the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Oregon is home to a number of iconic rivers, from the Deschutes and Metolius rivers in Central Oregon to gems like the North Umpqua and the Rogue. These rivers provide clean drinking water, fish and wildlife habitat and amazing recreational opportunities. As we celebrate the 50th birthday of one of our most important river conservation tools, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, it’s a good time to ask if we ought to be celebrating or worrying about our rivers.