American Whitewater


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American Whitewater (AW)

Address:PO Box 1540
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Phone:828-586-1930
Fax:828-586-2840
Phone:866-262-8429
Web: www.americanwhitewater.org
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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The article argued that American Whitewater presented this proposal with a "me first" attitude, and that we did so "while avoiding equal discussion of responsibility" In fact, our proposal provided extensive discussion of protection of park resources, responsibility of recreational users, environmental ethics, safety, and how American Whitewater can assist park staff in managing limited whitewater recreation.
American Whitewater's proposal establishes a new standard for recreational "responsibility" The proposal asks the Park Service to evaluate all recreational use on the benchmark that there be no degradation to Yellowstone's natural resources as a result of that use.
American Whitewater has introduced self-imposed use limits to support the standard of no significant impact.
In missing these substantive aspects of our proposal, NPCA's comments damage the reputation not only of American Whitewater but everyone who has ever picked up a paddle to float a river.
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.
Page is disappointed with American Whitewater's view that Yellowstone's position on whitewater boating is a form of discrimination against kayakers, rafters, and canoeists.
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.

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