Presidential Memorandum

A black and white photo of Jimmy Carter signing the Presidential Memorandum.
President Jimmy Carter
On August 2, 1979, President Jimmy Carter recognized the important natural, historic, and recreational values of our Nation's river corridors. The Presidential Memorandum to the Secretary of the Interior outlined how the country needed to improve the techniques for identifying, and designating wild and scenic rivers.

View the actual Presidential Memorandum to the Secretary of the Interior, and the Presidential Memorandum to the Heads of Departments and Agencies.

Last updated: December 21, 2017