By the 1960s, decades of dam construction had taken a toll on our nation’s rivers. Thousands of miles of fish habitat and rapids, and acres of riverside forests and farmland were buried by dams and reservoirs. Pollution, logging, and harmful development degraded the health of rivers nationwide. There was sufficient concern over the loss of free-flowing rivers that Congress intervened and passed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This webinar will examine the history of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, how it protects rivers, and dispel common misconceptions.
Tune in to learn:
- Why was the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act introduced and passed into law?
- How does the Act protect rivers?
- What are some common misconceptions about the Act? For example, what is the difference between Wild and Scenic Rivers and Wilderness? How is private land impacted along Wild and Scenic River corridors?