Special Designation for Snake River Headwaters Gains Momentum

May 16, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

It’s been a topic of conversation for quite a while now, but it looks like legislation will finally be introduced to designate parts of 14 rivers and streams in Wyoming as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. “Interior and Agriculture department officials also boosted the bill at a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource’s subcommittee on national parks. The designation would prevent dams from being built but would preserve public access and allow fishing and rafting.” Noell Straub in the Billings (Montana) Gazette.