Protect free flow, water quality, and outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values of rivers.
Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
Designated rivers that contain the best remaining examples of specific biological and/or geological features, including aquatic ecosystems.
More than 3,200 free-flowing river segments potentially eligible for Wild and Scenic River designation.
The NPS helps enhance recreation opportunities and resource protection at new and existing hydropower facilities.
The Water Resources Division (WRD) exists to ensure that current and future generations can experience healthy aquatic ecosystems in the Nat
Last updated: December 13, 2017