RAFTING WILD AND SCENIC CANYONLANDS: 300 Miles of River Beauty Awaiting Designation

Upcoming Times:

  • May 15, 2018
  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented By: Vishnu Temple Press

WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS ACT 50th Anniversary Event!


300 Miles of River Beauty Awaiting Designation

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Crescent Moon Theater, 150 South 100 East, Kanab.

Description: Experience Canyonlands by raft with Flagstaff author Tom Martin to discover three hundred miles of western rivers, eminently worthy of designation as Wild and Scenic River! Also in this multimedia presentation based on his recently released book for river runners, Tom will reveal much you wouldn’t likely know about the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, now celebrating its 50th year.

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act preserves rivers for their outstanding values, such as scenery, recreation, geology, fish and wildlife, history, and culture. Rivers preserved by this designation remain in free-flowing condition, undisturbed by dams, bank or channel alterations. The Act protects rivers from oil, gas and mineral development, and creates a federal reserved water right to protect flow-dependent values.

While recounting some of the challenges Tom faced while compiling material for his Canyonlands guide, you’ll see historic photos and footage as well as contemporary imagery of the Colorado River from Grand Junction, CO, all the way to Lake Powell; and the Green River from Green River, UT, to its confluence with the Colorado, just above Cataract Canyon.

The new Guide to the Colorado & Green Rivers in the Canyonlands of Utah and Colorado will be on sale at the presentation as a fundraiser for Amazing Earthfest, along with other non-fiction books about the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau, published by Vishnu Temple Press.


For additional information about this event:

Event Contact Name: Tom Martin

Event Contact Phone: 928-556-0742 or 928-856-9065

Event Contact Email: tomhazel@grand-canyon.az.us

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