Water in the West

Does an Endangered River Designation Make a Difference?

June 13, 2012
Does an Endangered River Designation Make a Difference? American Rivers ranked the Crystal River as one of the nation's most endangered waterways this year. But, have past designations led to any real changes? KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with citizens' groups across the West to find out if a place on the list makes a difference.

To listen to more interviews about the "endangered river" designation, click here.
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Ken Neubecker--Upper Colorado River

Ken Neubecker, director of Western Rivers Institute about the Upper Colorado River, listed in 2010, and the Fraser River, listed in 2005.
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Casey Brennan--North Fork of Flathead River

Casey Brennan, with British Columbia-based environmental group Wildsight about the North Fork of the Flathead River, listed in 2009.
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Pat Arnold--White Salmon River

Pat Arnold, Board Chair of Friends of the White Salmon River, Trout Creek, WA about the White Salmon River, listed in 2007.
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Alison Siwic--Gila River

Allyson Siwic, director of the Gila Conservation Commission, Silver City, NM about the Gila River, listed in 2008.
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Pamela A. Miller - Beaver Creek

Pamela A. Miller, Fairbanks, AK, Arctic Director of Northern Alaska Environmental Center about Beaver Creek, listed in 2009.
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Mark Rauscher - San Mateo Creek

Mark Rauscher, Orange County, CA, Coastal Preservation Manager at Surf Rider Foundation about San Mateo Creek, listed in 2007.
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Gary Wockner - Cache La Poudre River

Gary Wockner, Ft. Collins, CO, Director of Save the Poudre about the Cache La Poudre River, listed in 2008.
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