History

President Johnson and Saylor commemorating the passage of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Creation of the NRI

NRI Roots and Basis in Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act into law.

River Studies

Act of identification of potential additions to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System

John and Frank Craighead, are shown in Hells Canyon in 1970.

Updating and Revising

Revision of the Nationwide Rivers Inventory.

President Carter signs a document.

Presidential Memorandum

President Carter recognizes the important values of our Nation's rivers.

Signing of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 with President Nixon

Council on Environmental Quality

Coordinates Federal environmental efforts.

Last updated: August 23, 2017