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Why River Rights? »
NOR is the organization that focuses on achieving public-trust ownership of rivers, conserving rivers through public-trust ownership, and ensuring the public's legal rights to enjoy rivers
NOR is here to STOP and REVERSE the major loss of your public rights on rivers since the 1970s. No other organization or government agency is dealing effectively with this huge problem. Public rights are now being unlawfully denied on thousands of miles of rivers around the U.S. ... Learn more »
The mission of the National Organization for Rivers is to stop and reverse the loss of public rights on rivers since the 1970s, by educating the public about public rights on rivers, including rights to canoe, kayak, raft, fish, and walk along the banks of rivers.
Do you believe in this mission and vision? You can be part of this mission and vision too! ... Learn more »
How does NOR work for you? NOR has embarked on an educational campaign. We are informing government agencies, landowners, and the public about court decisions that have already been made in our favor. With Activist and Premium Memberships (link to join page), NOR is sending information to government agencies, landowners, and the public, explaining the court decisions and how they should be applied to actually preserve rivers and ensure public access to rivers.... Learn more »
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Over the years, NOR has been a team effort by river enthusiasts in various professions. On a day to day basis, Eric has done a lot of the work, yet all along, he’s been in communication with other river enthusiasts, government officials, and attorneys. ... Learn more »