Wild & Scenic Rivers

Fact Sheet: Big Sur Wild & Scenic River
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Flowing unimpeded from the northern Santa Lucia Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, the Big Sur is a relatively small river added to the federal system by Congress in 1992, as…

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Fact Sheet: Bautista Creek Wild & Scenic River
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Bautista Creek was designated a federal wild and scenic river by Congress in 2009, as part of an omnibus bill signed by President Obama that protected 105 miles of Wild…

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Fact Sheet: North Fork American Wild & Scenic River
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The North Fork American River was one of the original rivers protected with the establishment of the state system in 1972. Congress added most of the state river to the…

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Tuolumne WSR
Fact Sheet: Tuolumne Wild & Scenic River
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Congress designated the Tuolumne a Wild & Scenic River in 1984, with the passage of the California Wilderness Act, which also protected more than 3 million acres of wilderness. The…

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Lower American WSR
Fact Sheet: Lower American Wild & Scenic River
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Flowing through California’s state capital of Sacramento, the lower American is one of few urban rivers protected in the state and federal systems. The river was designated a state river…

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Fact Sheet: Amargosa Wild & Scenic River
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The Amargosa River has often been called the crown jewel of the Mojave Desert. Its origins begin in the southern Great Basin desert in Nevada. The river meanders 200 miles,…

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