A river does not just happen; it has a beginning and an end. Its story is written in rich earth, in ice, and in water-carved stone, and its story as the lifeblood of the land is filled with color, music and thunder. ~Andy Russell, The Life of a River

Know much about Freshwater?

Take the Freshwater Quiz! http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/freshwater-101-quiz/ - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Protect America’s Endangered Rivers

Every year since 1986, American Rivers has teamed up with river conservationists to release an annual report of America's Most Endangered Rivers. This report highlights a number of threats to our rivers and examines risks to communities and wildlife.Three of these Endangered Rivers are tributaries to two NWNL case-study watersheds:  The Columbia River Basin (The…

June – National Rivers Month

In the spirit of Summer Solstice, NWNL offers below its interview with Ray Gardner, Chief of the Chinook Nation, honoring the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River and Mother Earth. We met Ray on the 2007 NWNL Columbia River Expedition in a Chinook cove off this salmon-filled river’s estuary. Three weeks ago NWNL completed its Upper and…


"These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession." ~ Claude Monet Click on photos to enlarge. All images © Alison M. Jones.