American Whitewater

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American Whitewater (AW)

Address:PO Box 1540
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Established: 1954. Description:Seeks to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. Organizes events to raise funds for river conservation. Maintains a national inventory of whitewater rivers, monitors threats to those rivers, provides technical advice to local groups, works with government agencies, and, when necessary, takes legal action to prevent river abuse. Members: 6,700. Dues: $25/year.
Publications: American Whitewater (bimonthly); free to members, $25/year to nonmembers.

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American Whitewater believes that gauging actual effects on wildlife and sensitive areas is better than current standards, where recreation use is based on an archaic paradigm driven by traditional use or political clout.
American Whitewater has introduced self-imposed use limits to support the standard of no significant impact.
Fish and Wildlife Service - Patricia Foulk, 916/414-6566 State Water Resources Control Board - Jim Canaday, 916/657-2208 American Whitewater - John Gangemi, 406/837-3155 California Outdoors - Nate Rangel, 530/626-7385 ext.
American Whitewater, a national nonprofit organization representing whitewater boaters, proposes opening four or more waterways in the park for recreational river running, a use not allowed by the National Park Service (NPS) since 1950.
American Whitewater recently presented a proposal to park officials to open the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone River, Gardner River Canyon, Lamar River, and Lewis River to kayaks and other human-powered vessels.
a) American Rivers represents the following conservation groups: American Whitewater Affiliation, Columbia Gorge Audubon Society, Columbia Gorge Coalition, Columbia River United, Federation of Fly Fishers, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Friends of the Earth, the Mountaineers, Rivers Council of Washington, The Sierra Club, Trout Unlimited, Washington Trout, and the Washington Wilderness Coalition.
Bishop read aloud from the letter submitted by the six environmental groups: American Whitewater, Cascadia Wildlands Project, McKenzie Flyfishers, Oregon Wild, Pacific Rivers Council and Trout Unlimited.
He explains the classifications used by the American Whitewater Affiliation to categorize rapids from Class I (easy) to Class VI (extreme).

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