11) By the early 1990s, more than thirty states had enacted statutes creating state river protection systems, and the total number of river miles covered in state managed systems exceeded 13,500,(12) which exceeds the total river miles protected in the national wild and scenic rivers system.
RIVER MILEAGE CLASSIFICATIONS FOR COMPONENTS OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS SYSTEM, 1-2 (National Park Service, Nov.
That combination--long stretches of quiet drifting punctuated by bursts of sheer excitement--makes the Yampa one of the premier whitewater rivers in our national parks, and the perfect metaphor for the up-and-down history of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (NWSRS), which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in October.
The goal of our '40 by 40' initiative is to see 40 new rivers added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System by its 40th anniversary.
LIKE THE TANGLE OF CURRENTS seething through a rocky rapid, the regulations of the Wild Rivers Act can be a Byzantine maze, which may help explain how an NPCA battle to stop a dam on a tributary of a river not designated as a wild river came to help protect rivers in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Croix was designated as part of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System
, have also endorsed mediation as a means of ending the controversy while protecting the river.