Western Rivers Action Network
In the arid West we are all connected by rivers; they are the lifeblood of our land, our economy, our way of life. Western rivers, like the Colorado River and its tributaries, provide water for tens of millions of people, including twenty-two Native American tribes and the major cities of Denver, Phoenix, Albuquerque and Tucson.
We aren't alone in our reliance on western rivers; many birds in this region count on these rivers, streams and springs as well.
Unfortunately the health of these rivers and the livelihood of the people and the wildlife that depend on them are in jeopardy. A combination of drought, invasive species, over-allocation and unsustainable management are running our rivers dry. Many of the birds that depend on them, like the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Bell's Vireo, are in decline, and the future of the communities and economies surrounding the rivers is uncertain.
However, we can help. Together we can advocate for conservation actions that will increase river flow, enhance the health of our environment and restore valuable wetlands and forests.
Join the Western Rivers Action Network as we rise to this historic challenge to create healthier western rivers for the birds, wildlife and people.
Find out what these state offices are doing and how you can help:
Read the Western River Action Network News archives:
- October 2014: Southwest National Wildlife Refuges in Fall
- September 2014: Danger Ahead for Western Birds
- August 2014: Saving the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo
- July 2014: And the photo contest winner is...
- June 2014: A Special Tribute: Two Western Rivers Champions Remembered
- May 2014: Western Rivers Action Network Photo Contest
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013