Nationwide Rivers Inventory

People sitting alongside the Rio Grande River in a peaceful setting.
Enjoying a peaceful setting along the Rio Grande.

Photo by Jennette Jurado

The Nationwide Rivers Inventory (NRI) is a listing of more than 3,200 free-flowing river segments in the United States that are believed to possess one or more "outstandingly remarkable" natural or cultural values judged to be at least regionally significant. Hence, NRI river segments are potential candidates for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River System.

Under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act section 5(d)(1) and related guidance, all federal agencies must seek to avoid or mitigate actions that would adversely affect NRI river segments. The NPS provides instructions on the process of consulting on projects potentially affecting NRI segments.

If you have questions regarding a specific project or need consultation on a Nationwide Rivers Inventory segment, please contact the appropriate regional coordinator from the list below. To send them an email, use the contact's name as shown in the following format: first name_last

Alaska AK Zachary Babb 907-644-3531
Midwest AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI Hector Santiago 402-661-1848
Northeast CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV Jamie Fosburgh 617-223-5191
Intermountain AZ, CO, MT, NM, OK, TX, UT, WY Attila Bality 505-346- 2871 ext. 213
Pacific West CA, HI, NV Stephen Bowes 415-623-2321
Pacific West ID, OR, WA Susan Rosebrough 206-220-4121
Southeast AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN Jeff Duncan 423-987- 6127
Wild and Scenic River
Joan Harn 202-354-6929
Wild and Scenic River
Jennifer Back 970-225-3533

Last updated: January 10, 2018