Our Rivers

Our Rivers

The Our Rivers Podcast features the people making a difference for river health in the western United States and is brought to you by the Forever Our Rivers Foundation. Look for our logo to support the businesses that fund healthy rivers. For more information about our work, visit www.foreverourrivers.org.


June 13, 2022 37 min

Planet Women envisions a world where the vibrant diversity of earth’s people collaborate to care for the planet. Currently, the organization is focused on three geographic areas defined by rivers —  the Congo, Amazon, and Colorado River Basins. Each area has an immense influence over global climate patterns and biodiversity or an outsized impact on the communities that depend on them.

Of course, since Forever Our Rivers works in the...

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In Episode 4, we talk to award-winning author, photographer, landscape architect, and river conservationist, Tim Palmer. We discuss his very long career in writing, river running, and working on behalf of rivers, as well as one of his newer books, a Field Guide to Rivers of the Rocky Mountains.

We don't go into too much detail about the book itself because you're gonna buy it and read it right? That's actually how you c...

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Last year brought unprecedented drought conditions to the western US. Its impacts on the Colorado River Basin have been massive. As climate change intensifies, these conditions may be here to stay.

In this episode of the Our Rivers Podcast, we talk to Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry and the former executive director of the Eagle River Watershed Council, Holly Loff, about how they're addressing the drought in Eagle...

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In this episode, we sit down with Collin Ewing, manager of the McInnis Canyons, and Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Areas for the Bureau of Land Management.  These public lands are stunning, with towering red rock canyons and two beautiful stretches of river, the Ruby Horsethief section of the Colorado and the lower Gunnison River. 

As COVID-19 encourages people to get outside, the Bureau is working to manage the increased...

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In the summer of 2020,  Brown Folks Fishing launched the Angling for All Pledge to address racism and inequality in the Fishing Industry. Casting for Recovery, which introduces women with breast cancer to the therapeutic sport of fly fishing, was one of the first organizations to sign up.

In doing so, they agreed to complete a curriculum to help them understand how to increase equality and decrease racism in fishing and to create a...

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