Our public lands and waters are essential to the American life we know and love. These are the places where we paddle, fish, swim and picnic. Where we hike, hunt, climb and ski. Where we go to escape the stresses of everyday life, to reconnect with nature and our heritage, to recharge our souls. For over 100 years they have been protected by some of our most prominent leaders, both Republican and Democrat, and cared for by dedicated citizens—for the enjoyment of all.
Today, powerful political and industrial forces are attempting to undermine public ownership and stewardship of these important places. Which is why we’re working to remind Americans of the value of rivers to our nation and our lives.
Together with American Rivers and American Whitewater, we’re collecting the stories of 5,000 individual Americans in an effort to protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic rivers. We’ve joined a growing list of leading outdoor industry companies in fighting to keep our lands and waters public. And through upcoming films and feature stories, we hope to inspire a new generation of Americans to experience our wild places and help preserve them for generations to come.