Wild and Scenic River Act 50th Anniversary Film Series

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The 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act marks a pivotal moment in US history for river conservation and recreation. On October 2, 1968, the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law. This act originally protected only 8 rivers however the scope of the act has increased to insure protection for 12,734 miles of the nation's approximately 3.6 million miles of streams.  That's only .35% of all the rivers in the United States protected by the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. To help celebrate this landmark achievement Rafting Magazine has teamed up with Rivers.govAmerican Whitewater, and the River Management Society to help celebrate Wild and Scenic rivers across the US. The series will culminate in the highest-ranked films being debuted at the Feather River Festival on September 21st and the River Management Society’s Wild Scenic and Beyond! night on October 23.

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We have an open call for films that celebrate all aspects of our wild and scenic rivers. These films highlight the significant cultural, recreational, or ecological impact that these special places have on the lives of those touched by these incredible rivers.