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About NOR

The NOR Story »
NOR began operations by mailing Currents magazine

Why Believe NOR Literature »
NOR distributes its literature to the public, lawyers and government agencies

Our Mission and Vision »
To educate the public about public rights on rivers

How NOR Works for You »
We inform government agencies, landowners, and the public

Help NOR Grow »
Want to be active in helping advance the mission of public rights to use rivers?

NOR Directors »
The present NOR directors are seeking additional directors to serve on the national Board of Directors.

Learn More About River Law

River Law Fact Or Fiction »
Does a landowner's property deed include the river

On-River Conflicts »
Conflicts will often arise when you are using rivers in controversy

Why You Need the eBook Public Rights on Rivers »
Public rights are routinely ignored, disregarded, and denied

Frequently Asked Questions »
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

Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

On rivers such as this river that are navigable in canoes and kayaks, federal law confirms the public easement to fish and walk along the banks, even where the banks are private property.

The Mission of NOR is to:

Stop unlawful interference with the public easement on rivers nationwide, by educating government officials, riverfront landowners, river users, and the public about public rights on rivers, including rights to canoe, kayak, raft, fish, fowl, and walk along the banks of rivers.

The Vision of NOR is to:

  • 1. Clarify public river rights on thousands of miles where they are disputed, including canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, birding, and other uses.
  • 2. Address public and private land usage along rivers.
  • 3. To conserve the land along rivers, and keep enough water in rivers to keep them healthy and usable for navigation and fishing.

Do you believe in this mission and vision? You can be part of this mission and vision too!

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