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NOR began operations by mailing Currents magazine

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To educate the public about public rights on rivers

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Public rights are routinely ignored, disregarded, and denied

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FAQs about federal law regarding public ownership, use, and conservation of rivers

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

Media - Press Releases

River shooting shows need for better public education

A deadly shooting along a river in Missouri this summer demonstrates the need for better public education about river rights nationwide, according to a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Learn more »

Today’s canoeing and fishing rights originated in ancient times

Public rights to canoe and fish on rivers originated in ancient times, and still apply today, according to a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Ancient Roman law confirmed public rights to navigate, fish, and walk along the banks of rivers, even where the banks were private land,” says Eric Leaper, executive director of the National Organization for Rivers. “Today, federal law confirms these same rights, as part of the federal navigational easement that applies nationwide.” ... Learn more »

Native Americans built pyramids in the U.S. and conducted commerce by canoe

A thousand years ago, Native Americans built a city with large pyramids in the heart of the Midwest, and used the city as the center of a vast network of commerce carried by canoe. “They used canoes to carry furs, jewelry, ceremonial feathers, dried meat, herbs, and other valued items,” says Eric Leaper, executive director of the National Organization for Rivers, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Their trading network stretched from Montana to Ohio.” ... Learn more »

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