U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Partners in Protection - Volunteer Opportunities
The Bureau of Land Management has the responsibility to protect the unique values that have been identified for each river segment. Monitoring each river segment to ensure key values are protected is an ongoing task requiring input from a variety of BLM staff specialists. BLM cannot do this job alone and relies on a variety of partners to assist them in monitoring and restoration activities. If you are interested in volunteering to assist BLM in monitoring and protecting a BLM Wild and Scenic River, contact your nearest BLM office for details or by linking to the webpages for states or specific rivers below.
Rivers by State
Summary of Mileage by State
Detail Table - BLM Wild and Scenic Rivers (PDF) - Provides mileage per river.
Legislation and Management Policies
Wild and Scenic River Act - The Wild and Scenic River Act
43 CFR 8350 - Title 43 Chapter II - Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior - Part 8350 - Management Areas
BLM WSR Manual 8351 (200KB PDF) - Wild and Scenic Rivers - Policy and Program Direction for Identification, Evaluation and Management
Instruction Memorandum 1998-129 - Protective Management Policy and Guidance for Identified BLM Elibible RIver Segments Evaluated Pursuant to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
Instruction Memoranda 2004-196 - Clarification of Policy in BLM Manual Section 8351, Wild and Scenic Rivers, with Respect to Eligibility Criteria and Protective Management
Other Online Resources
National Wild and Scenic River System - Interagency website that provides details about wild and scenic rivers
BLM Floatable Rivers - Website that provides details on floatable rivers that BLM manages (Not a BLM Administered site)