What American Rivers is doing is immeasurably important to the preservation of our rivers and clean water. I can tell you why first-hand:
A while back I set out on a multi-year journey with the belief that you can see this whole great country just by fly-fishing your way through it. What I've found so far is both encouraging and disturbing. Wild and native trout, native bass and other sport species can still be found and caught on fly.
On the other hand, OUR RIVERS THEMSELVES ARE EMBATTLED!
Strip mining, strip forestry, recreational prospecting in streams, reckless state "rubber trout" stocking programs, urban sprawl, dams on the verge of collapse – none of this is good for the rivers I've visited. Sometimes it's just plain ugly. It doesn't have to be that way. American Rivers is making a HUGE difference.
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