Current Protection Efforts

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Grand Junction, CO
April 16 - 6 pm
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Mesa University, University Center Ballroom. Sponsored by Mesa University.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Flagstaff, AZ
April 19 - 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 program
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Northern Arizona University, Cline Library Assembly Room. Sponsored by Northern Arizona University.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Bend, OR
April 23 - 6 pm reception, 7 pm program
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at 10 Barrel Brewery, 1135 NW Galveston Ave. Sponsored by Coalition for the Deschutes.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Ashland, OR
April 25 - 6 pm reception, 7 pm program
Open to the Public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Ashland Outdoor Store. Sponsored by Rogue Riverkeeper.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Quincy, CA
April 26 - 6:30pm
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Town Hall Theater. Sponsored by Plumas Audubon Society.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Incline Village, NV
April 27
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Sierra Nevada College.

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River Rally

Lake Tahoe, CA
April 29-May 2, 2018
Open to the public

River Rally, hosted annually by River Network, is a national conference for river and water champions. Unique in its focus on providing practical education, inspiring courage, and celebrating achievements, River Rally brings together hundreds of people from across the United States and the world who care about rivers and water issues. Join NGO staff and volunteers, academics, agency and foundation representatives, industry innovators, and community leaders for the biggest (and most fun) water-focused event of the year!

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Squaw Valley, CA
April 30 - 8 am
Open for River Rally participants

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Resort at Squaw Creek, open for River Rally participants. Sponsored by River Network.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Davis, CA
May 4 - 7:30 pm
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Avid Reader bookstore, 617 2nd St, Davis. Sponsored by Avid Reader.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Turlock, CA
May 7 - 6:30 reception, 7 pm program
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at California State University, Bizzini Hall Room 102. Sponsored by CSU History Department.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Jackson, CA
May 8 - 7 pm
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road. Sponsored by the Foothills Conservancy.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Sonora, CA
May 9, 6:30 pm
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation. Location to be announced, sponsored by Tuolumne River Trust.

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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Vallejo, CA
May 10 - 7 pm
Open to the public

Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy, published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press, presents an illuminating portrait of the world’s premier system for the protection of natural rivers. This book by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer reveals the history and essential policies of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and showcases 160 spectacular color photos of designated rivers from all parts of the country.

At this FREE event, Tim will show some of these photos and tell stories about this creative conservation initiative during a presentation at Empress Theater downtown. Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Gauley Fest

Summersville, WV
September 13-16, 2018
Open to the public

All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater’s river conservation and access works throughout the nation. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

The festival is a showcase for American Whitewater and the top whitewater vendors in the boating community. The festival will feature live entertainment, a whitewater marketplace, raffle, and a silent auction where you can pick up some awesome outdoor gear. Come out and join us for a weekend of great paddling, exciting camaraderie, live entertainment, killer boat raffles, and the infamous silent auction.

Note: Gauley Fest will always be held on the third Saturday of September

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