Wild & Scenic Rivers

About Wild & Scenic Rivers

The Wild & Scenic Rivers Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress on Oct. 2, 1968. Today, four federal agencies and four nonprofit groups are coordinating nationwide events and outreach for the 50th anniversary of the Act in 2018. Managing agencies are the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Park Service, along with American Rivers, American Whitewater, River Network and River Management Society.

Lisa Ronald


Byline BIO: As Wild & Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary Coordinator, Lisa Ronald leads a diverse team of river organizations in developing partnerships, planning events and conducting outreach to better connect the public to wild and urban rivers for the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. For more information, visit wildandscenicrivers50.us. Contact Lisa at wsr50@river-management.org and via phone at (406) 396-3607.

Broadcast BIO: Almost a half century has passed since Congress created the Wild & Scenic Rivers System to protect some of America’s most important free-flowing rivers and the landscapes around them. With us today is Lisa Ronald, who is coordinating plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act in 2018. It’s nice to have you with us, Lisa. What are Wild & Scenic Rivers and why are they important?

Full BIO: As Wild & Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary Coordinator, Lisa Ronald leads a diverse team of river organizations in developing partnerships, planning events and conducting outreach to better connect the public to wild and urban rivers for the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act in 2018. Coordinating organizations are American Rivers, American Whitewater, River Network and River Management Society, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Park Service. In addition to her work on the rivers anniversary, Lisa serves as National Wilderness Information Program Director with the Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana. She has spent nearly 15 years working in wilderness communications and coordinated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2014. She holds a master’s degree in forestry and bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and journalism from the University of Montana. Contact her at wsr50@river-management.org or via phone at (406) 396-3607.
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