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Celebrate Wild & Scenic Rivers @ River Rally

Celebrate Wild & Scenic Rivers @ River Rally
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.
Join us for these meetings, keynotes, and workshops.
River Rally
Apr 29-May 2, 2018
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Wild & Scenic Rivers Pre-Meeting
River Rally this year will include a focus on the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary, and there will be strong participation by Wild and Scenic River leaders. On Sunday, April 29th, there will be an opportunity to come together to map out some concrete actions and goals to work together on behalf of wild rivers. While the primary focus will be on seeking participation from NGO partners, we will include a session to meet with our essential agency partners. $20 fee includes lunch.

Keynote: Why Wild Matters – The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act
From the remote rivers of Alaska, Idaho and Oregon to rivers threading through the countryside of New Hampshire, Ohio and Massachusetts, free-flowing rivers are an essential feature in the American landscape—and in our collective imagination of wild places. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, we look back at the history of this important legislation and celebrate the many reasons why wild matters.
Introduction: Chris Brown, River Network Board Member
Speaker: Tim Palmer, Author

Restoring and Connecting a Wild & Scenic River
Using the National Wild & Scenic Westfield River, participants will learn about efforts to restore and reconnect a river system. Attendees will be introduced to online decision support tools developed to identify the best opportunities for river restoration. Case studies will illustrate how the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act has resulted in technical assistance and funding for culvert projects.
Presenter: Carrie Banks, Division of Ecological Restoration–Dept. of
Fish and Game

Plus wild and scenic river films, and more! See the full program for details.

Early bird rates end March 30th!
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Our mailing address is:
River Network
P.O. Box 21387
Boulder, CO 80308