Why are Wild & Scenic Rivers important?

What do we gain by leaving a river alone?

Don’t we need to use rivers in other ways rather than protecting them for the small handful of people who use them for recreation?

All valid questions, and ones that we are keen to investigate further. Free-flowing rivers are the blood of our ecosystems and the silent workhorses of our environment. They filter, collect, house, feed, give, sustain, mitigate, and more. We know this. Now, we hope to help you understand this as well.

Stay tuned here for more information on the economics, science, and purpose of free-flowing rivers.

The free-flowing sections of the Wild & Scenic Verde River in central Arizona provide nearly 75% of the state’s biodiversity the conditions for survival.