Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers

Two kayakers on the Westfield River.
The Westfield River is a partnership river.

Photo by Dan Minicucci

Congress has specified in some Wild and Scenic River designations, that rivers are to be administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the NPS in partnership with local governments, councils, and non-governmental organizations, generally through the use of cooperative agreements. In these Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers communities protect their own outstanding rivers and river-related resources through a collaborative approach.

This approach has been very successful. Read the whole document: Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers - which details some of the past 20 years of achievements using this model.

Partnership Successes: You can also go to individual stories from this document by clicking on the titles below:


The Success of the SuAsCo River Stewardship Council

Q & A's from the River Managers

Preserving Our Recreational and National Resource Assets in Freetown

Lamprey River - Signage and Kiosk Improvements

Delaware River - Volunteer Efforts Provide Grant Funded Maps

Eightmile River - A Wild and Scenic Trail

Canoes and Culture at the Berkley Bridge Village Heritage Park

The Nunckatessett Greenway

Pathways of the Taunton

SuAsCo - Celebrating History

Wekiva River - Protecting Bears

Lamprey River - Protecting Land Along the River

White Clay Creek - Partnership WSRs: A Win-Win for River Management

Great Egg Harbor - Restoring and Preserving Land

Preserving our History in Taunton and Dighton

Taunton River - Wild and Scenic Designation Helps Protect Land

Many Hearts and Hands Nurture the Tom Saeger Preserve

Lamprey River - Reaching Out to Both Children and Adults

Education via the Delaware River Experience

Great Egg Harbor - Educating Youth

Taunton River - Uncharted Waters

Farmington River - A Stellar Monitoring Program

Musconetcong River - Working Hard to "Free" the River

Westfield River - Wild Brook Trout and Coldwater Species Benefit

Maurice River - Protecting the Threatened Osprey

Eightmile River - Every Fish Counts

Restoring the Mill River

Designation in Vermont Protects Forty-Six Miles

List of the coordinating committees for the partnership WSRs:

Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Coordinating Committee

Farmington River Coordinating Committee

Great Egg Harbor River Council

Lamprey River Advisory Committee

SuAsCo River Stewardship Council

Taunton River Stewardship Council

White Clay Creek Watershed Management Committee

Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee

Westfield River Wild and Scenic Advisory Committee

Upper Missisquoi and Trout River Committee

Musconetcong River Management Council

Maurice River

Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Management Committee