WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS

RIVER PERMITS AND INFORMATION

How to Navigate This Page

This page includes permits and information that you will need to collect data for this project.
Section 1 provides an overview your permit responsibilities.
Section 2 includes all the permits, grouped by state the rivers are in.
Section 3 is a short email template you may use if your permit requires you to notify local land managers.

Section 1: Permitting Information

As a Wild and Scenic Rivers volunteer, you may be required to carry a research permit or a letter of authorization. Scroll down to find a list of permits and details for rivers by state.

Adventure Scientists is obtaining all of the necessary permits — so all you’ll need to do is find the permit necessary for the river you are going to. We’ve laid out everything you need to know about permits below. Never collect data in an area in which we do not have a permit.

​If you have any questions or concerns about using a permit, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at rivers@adventurescientists.org.

Conditions that Apply to All Permits

  • All volunteers are required to carry a copy of the relevant permit while collecting data. Permits can be downloaded below.
  • Some permits require volunteers to notify land managers at least one to two weeks ahead of data collection.

Section 2: Permits and Information on Specific Rivers

Below we’ve provided river-specific trip planning details and a comprehensive list of all the permits organized by state. To view and download available resources and permits, click the “+” sign associated with the state you are collecting data from.

Overarching permits:
If collecting data on BLM rivers, download this letter of support and carry with you while collecting data.

If collecting data on USFS rivers, download this participating agreement and carry with you while collecting data. 

ALASKA

Alagnak River, Katmai National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right.

Katmai NP Research Permit

Alatna River, Gates of the Arctic National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify the Research and Collecting Permit Office one week before fieldwork: (907) 457-5742.
  • Read "Saving our Stories" and "What if I Find an Artifact" to help preserve Indigenous and First Nations peoples' heritage.

Gates of the Arctic NP Research Permit

Saving Our Stories

What if I Find an Artifact?

Anaikchak River, Anaikchack Nat'l Monument and Preserve, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right.

Aniakchak Research Permit.pdf

Beaver Creek, Eastern Interior Field Office, BLM

Birch Creek, Eastern Interior Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify John Haddix and Ben Kennedy one week in advance of data collection: jhaddix@blm.gov; bkennedy@blm.gov

Charley River, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify the Research and Collecting Permit Office one week before fieldwork: (907) 457-5742.

NP Research Permit

Chilikadrotna River, Lake Clark National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify officials when you expect to be in the park by calling Park Dispatch and leaving a message. Call (907) 781-2218.
  • Be sure to follow bear regulations on the permit.

Lake Clark NP Research Permit

Delta River (tributaries & forks as well), Glenallen Field Office, BLM

  • Accessible by road!
  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Denton Hamby and Mike Sondergaard one week in advance of data collection: dhamby@blm.gov; msonderg@blm.gov

Fortymile River (tributaries & forks as well), Eastern Interior Field Office, BLM

  • Accessible by road!
  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify John Haddix and Ben Kennedy one week in advance of data collection: jhaddix@blm.gov; bkennedy@blm.gov​

Gulkana River (tributaries & forks as well), Anchorage Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Denton Hamby and Mike Sondergaard one week in advance of data collection: dhamby@blm.gov; msonderg@blm.gov

John River, Gates of the Arctic National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify the Research and Collecting Permit Office one week before fieldwork: (907) 457-5742.
  • Read "Saving our Stories" and "What if I Find an Artifact" to help preserve Indigenous and First Nations peoples' heritage.

Gates of the Arctic NP Research Permit

Saving Our Stories

What if I Find an Artifact?

Kobuk River, Gates of the Arctic National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify the Research and Collecting Permit Office one week before fieldwork: (907) 457-5742.
  • Read "Saving our Stories" and "What if I Find an Artifact" to help preserve Indigenous and First Nations peoples' heritage.

Gates of the Arctic NP Research Permit

Saving Our Stories

What if I Find an Artifact?

Koyukuk River (North Fork), Gates of the Arctic National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify the Research and Collecting Permit Office one week before fieldwork: (907) 457-5742.
  • Read "Saving our Stories" and "What if I Find an Artifact" to help preserve Indigenous and First Nations peoples' heritage.

Gates of the Arctic NP Research Permit

Saving Our Stories

What if I Find an Artifact?

Nonvianuk River, Katmai National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right.

Katmai NP Research Permit

Noatak River, Gates of the Arctic National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify the Research and Collecting Permit Office one week before fieldwork: (907) 457-5742
  • Read "Saving our Stories" and "What if I Find an Artifact" to help preserve Indigenous and First Nations peoples' heritage.

Gates of the Arctic NP Research Permit

Saving Our Stories

What if I Find an Artifact?

Noatak River, Noatak National Preserve, NPS
Permit pending for 2022!

Mulchatna River, Lake Clark National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify officials when you expect to be in the park by calling Park Dispatch and leaving a message. Call (907) 781-2218.
  • Be sure to follow bear regulations on the permit.

Lake Clark NP Research Permit

Salmon River, Kobuk National Park, NPS
Permit pending!

Tinayguk River (North Fork), Gates of the Arctic National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify the Research and Collecting Permit Office one week before fieldwork: (907) 457-5742.
  • Read "Saving our Stories" and "What if I Find an Artifact" to help preserve Indigenous and First Nations peoples' heritage.

Gates of the Arctic NP Research Permit

Saving Our Stories

What if I Find an Artifact?

Tlikakila River, Lake Clark National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. ​
  • Notify officials when you expect to be in the park by calling Park Dispatch and leaving a message. Call (907) 781-2218.
  • Be sure to follow bear regulations on the permit.

Unalakleet River, Anchorage Field Office, BLM

  • ​Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Ben Stratton and Merlyn Schelske one week in advance of data collection: bstratton@blm.gov; mschelsk@blm.gov

Lake Clark NP Research Permit

ARIZONA

Fossil Creek – Hike-in access
USFS

  • Must download or print participating agreement.
  • If you want parking fees waived, contact Marcos (April 1 – October 1 only): (928) 203-2915; marcos.roybal@usda.gov.
  • Road may close depending on periodic rain.
    Contact Red Rock Ranger District for updated conditions and road access: (928) 203-7500.
  • Access points can be found in this map.
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners, see the map resources page for details.

Verde River – Hike-in access
USFS

  • Must download or print participating agreement.
  • Contact Marcos Roybal one week in advance of data collection: marcos.roybal@usda.gov
  • Access points can be found in this map.
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners, see the map resources page for details.
ARKANSAS

Big Piney CreekOzark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

Buffalo RiverOzark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

Cossatot RiverOzark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

Hurricane CreekOzark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

Little Missouri RiverOzark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

Mulberry RiverOzark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

North Sylamore Creek​, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

Richland CreekOzark-St. Francis National Forest​, USFS

CALIFORNIA

Amargosa River, Barstow Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this list.
  • Must notify Chris Otahal one week in advance of data collection. Phone number: (760) 252-6033 or Field Office: (760) 252-6000.

American River (North Fork), Tahoe National Forest, USFS​

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Mary Sullivan one week prior to sampling: mary.sullivan2@usda.gov; 530-394-8054

American River (Lower), NPS, State of Calif.​

  • Carry permit linked here
  • Notify ParksPermit@saccounty.net 24 hours in advance, include permit number, location of work area, and (if relevant) vehicle information

Amargosa River Letter of Authorization

​Bautista Creek, San Bernadino National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • After recent fires, there are a lot of reports of cougars and bears in the area: Make sure to pack bear spray.
  • Must notify Andrew Smith one week in advance of data collection. Phone number: (909) 382-2937 or Front Desk: (909) 382-2922.

Big Sur River, Los Padres National Forest, USFS

Black Butte Wild and Scenic River, Mendocino National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Hilda Kwan one week in advance of data collection: hilda.kwan@usda.gov

Cottonwood Creek, Ridgecrest Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  •  And carry authorization letter to the right.
  • Must notify Carrie Woods one week in advance of data collection: cwoods@blm.gov​​​
  • Take a look at the two map PDFs to the right to help plan your trip.

Cottonwood Creek, Inyo National Forest, USFS

Deadman Creek (Owens River Headwaters), Inyo Nat'l Forest, USFS


Deep Creek (Owens River Headwaters), San Bernardino Nat'l Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Jihadda Goven prior to sampling: jihadda.govan@usda.gov
  • Due to fires, there are more bears and cougars in the area, make sure to bring bear spray.

Dominie Creek (Smith River), Six Rivers Nat'l Forest, USFS

Eel River, Arcata Field Office, BLM
Including the Van Duzen River, South Fork of the Eel, North Fork of the Eel, Middle Fork of the Eel

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Zane Ruddy one week in advance of data collection: jruddy@blm.gov

Overview Map Cottonwood Creek

Cottonwood Creek BLM Recreation Map

Cottonwood Creek BLM authorization letter

Eel River, Six Rivers National Forest, USFS


Eel River, 
Mendocino National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Hilda Kwan one week in advance of data collection: hilda.kwan@usda.gov

Feather (Middle Fork) Wild and Scenic River, Plumas National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Emily Moghaddas one week ahead of data collection: emily.moghaddas@usda.gov, (530) 927-7439
  • A large stretch of this river is closed as of 4/2021, see notice to the right

​Glass Creek (Owens River Headwaters), Inyo Nat'l Forest, USFS

Middle Fork Feather closure

Holcomb Creek (Deep Creek), San Bernardino Nat'l Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Jihadda Goven prior to sampling: jihadda.govan@usda.gov
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.
  • Due to fires, there are more bears and cougars in the area, make sure to bring bear spray.

Kern River, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, NPS
Including North Fork and South Fork of the Kern

  • In Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, you must carry the research permit to the right.
  • Check in at a ranger station with your permit.
  • Leave an additional copy of the permit on your car dashboard for overnight stays.

Kern River, Sequoia National Forest, USFS
Including North Fork and South Fork of the Kern

Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs Research Permit

Kings River, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, NPS
Including Middle Fork and South Fork of Kings River

  • In Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, you must carry the research permit to the right. 
  • Check in at a ranger station with your permit.
  • Leave an additional copy of the permit on your car dashboard for overnight stays.

Kings River, Kings River Special Management Area, USFS

Klamath River, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify AK Kennedy and Brenda Tracy one week prior to sampling: andrew.kennedy@usda.gov, brenda.tracy@usda.gov; AK: 530.226.2525; Brenda: 530-226-2340

Klamath River, Redding Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Laura Brodhead one week in advance of data collection. lbrodhead@blm.gov

Klamath River, Six Rivers National Forest, USFS

Merced RiverMother Lode Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jeff Horn one week in advance of data collection. jhorn@blm.gov

Merced River, Sierra National Forest, USFS
Including South Fork, Merced Peak Fork, Triple Peak Fork, Red Peak Fork, Lyell Fork


Merced River, Yosemite National Park, NPS
Including South Fork, Merced Peak Fork, Triple Peak Fork, Red Peak Fork, Lyell Fork

  • You must carry the research permit to the right
  • Follow the disinfection protocol on pg. 4 of the permit
  • Notify Mitzi Thornley (mitzi_thornley@nps.gov, 209-379-1061) in advance of your trip
  • Make sure to use bear-safe food storage
  • If you will be traveling in Wilderness areas, make sure to get a wilderness permit here

North Fork American RiverMother Lode Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jeff Horn one week in advance of data collection. jhorn@blm.gov

​Owens River Headwaters, Inyo National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.​​

​Palm Canyon Creek, San Bernardino National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Due to fires, there are more bears and cougars in the area, make sure to bring bear spray.

Piru Creek, Los Padres National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Michael Papa one week in advance of data collection: michael.papa@usda.gov
  • Find access info here

Piru Creek, Angeles National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Justin Seastrandone week in advance of data collection: justin.seastrand@usda.gov

Rowdy Creek (Smith River), Six Rivers National Forest, USFS

Savory Creek (Smith River), Six Rivers National Forest, USFS

Sisquoc River, Los Padres National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Michael Papa one week in advance of data collection: michael.papa@usda.gov
  • Find access info here

Yosemite NP Permit

Sespe Creek, Los Padres National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Michael Papa one week in advance of data collection: michael.papa@usda.gov
  • Find access info here

Smith River, Six Rivers National Forest, USFS

Surprise Canyon Creek, Death Valley National Park, NPS

  • Must carry signed research permit and leave a copy on the dashboard of your car. Print both documents to the right.
  • Follow guidelines in the Aquatic Sampling document provided to the right to protect the endangered Devil's Hole Pupfish.
  • Be aware that encountering illegal marijuana cultivation is a hazard in the backcountry of Death Valley. Check out the safety guide to the right.​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

Death Valley NP Research Permit

Death Valley NP Research Permit Signature Page

Marijuana Safety in Death Valley

Surprise Canyon Creek, Surprise Canyon Wilderness, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Also, carry authorization letter to the right.
  • Give Richard Friese or Shannon Mazzei the locations and times of the field research, and vehicle descriptions one week in advance: Richard Friese: richard_friese@nps.gov (760) 786-3255; Shannon Mazzei: Shannon_Mazzei@nps.gov (760) 786-3204
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

Surprise Canyon Creek BLM authorization letter

Toulumne River, Stanislaus National Forest, USFS

​Toulumne RiverMother Lode Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Jeff Horn one week in advance of data collection. jhorn@blm.gov

​Toulumne River, Yosemite National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right
  • Follow the disinfection protocol on pg. 4 of the permit
  • Notify Mitzi Thornley (mitzi_thornley@nps.gov, 209-379-1061) in advance of your trip
  • Make sure to use bear-safe food storage
  • If you will be traveling in Wilderness areas, make sure to get a wilderness permit here

Trinity RiverRedding Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Laura Brodhead one week in advance of data collection. lbrodhead@blm.gov

Trinity River, Six Rivers National Forest, USFS


Trinity River (main and South Fork), 
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Notify AK Kennedy and Brenda Tracy one week prior to sampling: andrew.kennedy@usda.gov, brenda.tracy@usda.gov; AK: 530.226.2525; Brenda: 530-226-2340


Whitewater River, Main Stem, North, Middle, and South Forks, 
San Bernardino National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Notify Jihadda Goven prior to sampling: jihadda.govan@usda.gov 
  • Due to fires, there are more bears and cougars in the area, make sure to bring bear spray.

Yosemite NP Permit

Trinity WSR access map

COLORADO

Cache la Poudre River, Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Kristy Wumkes one week in advance of data collection: kristy.wumkes@usda.gov

Cache la Poudre River, Rocky Mountain National Park, NPS

  • Carry permit to the right
  • Get sprayers from hardware store and chemicals from NPS for sanitizing gear and contact Lisa Baron (lisa_baron@nps.gov, (970) 856-1262) for guidance. See aquatic disinfection protocol to the right
  • See burn area safety handout to right
  • Try to stay out of sight while collecting data

Rocky MT NP

Aquatic disinfection protocol

Burn area safety

FLORIDA

Loxahatchee RiverJonathan Dickinson State ParkFlorida Department of Environmental Protection

  • Carry this permit for the State Park reach of the river
  • Notify Adventure Scientists ASAP if you’d like to visit this river. We need to pass on your name to the park managers
  • Clean equipment before (drain, wash, dry)
  • Notify the park manager when you arrive
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners, see the maps page for details.

Loxahatchee RiverSouth Florida Water Management District

GEORGIA

Chattooga RiverChattohoochee National Forest​, USFS

IDAHO

Battle Creek, Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov

 ​
Big Jacks, Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov

Cottonwood Creek, Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov

Deep Creek, Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov

Dickshooter Creek, Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov​

Lochsa River (Middle Fork Clearwater), Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the  top of this section
  • Notify Carol Hennessy, Jeremy Harris, Chris Noyes prior to sampling: carol.hennessey@usda.gov, jeremy,harris@usda.gov, chris.noyes@usda.gov

Middle Fork Clearwater, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Notify Carol Hennessy, Jeremy Harris, Chris Noyes prior to sampling: carol.hennessey@usda.gov, jeremy,harris@usda.gov, chris.noyes@usda.gov


Middle Fork Salmon, 
Salmon-Challis National Forest National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • This is a lottery-only river, but we do have access to an administrative permit. Contact Adventure Scientists.
  • Notify Jay Sammer prior to sampling: jason.sammer@usda.gov

Owyhee River (North Fork), Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov

Owyhee River (South Fork), Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov

Rapid River, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Notify Carol Hennessy, Jeremy Harris, Chris Noyes prior to sampling: carol.hennessey@usda.gov, jeremy,harris@usda.gov, chris.noyes@usda.gov

Red Canyon River, Boise District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section
  • Must notify Evan Worthington one week in advance of data collection: eworthington@blm.gov

Salmon River, Salmon-Challis National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Notify Carol Hennessy, Jeremy Harris, Chris Noyes prior to sampling: carol.hennessey@usda.gov, jeremy,harris@usda.gov, chris.noyes@usda.gov

St. Joe River, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the  top of this section
  • Must notify Christine Plourde and Josh Jurgensen one week in advance of data collection: christine.plourde@usda.gov, josh.jurgensen@usda.gov

Selway River (Middle Fork Clearwater), Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section
  • Notify Carol Hennessy, Jeremy Harris, Chris Noyes prior to sampling: carol.hennessey@usda.gov, jeremy,harris@usda.gov, chris.noyes@usda.gov

Learn more about Wild and Scenic Rivers in Idaho managed by the BLM here.

KENTUCKY

Red River, Daniel Boone National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Tim Eling and Mac Cherry one week in advance of data collection: tim.eling@usda.gov, Mac.Cherry@usda.gov​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.
MAINE

Allagash Wild Waterway, State of Maine

MASSACHUSETTS

Westfield Wild and Scenic River, Northeast Regional Office, USFS & Westfield River Wild and Scenic Advisory Committee, MA

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Meredyth Babcock and Andrew Petit de Mange one week in advance of data collection: westfieldriver@gmail.com, andrew_petit_de_mange@nps.gov
MICHIGAN

Au Sable Wild and Scenic River, Huron-Manistee National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Bear Creek Wild and Scenic River, Huron-Manistee National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Carp Wild and Scenic River, Hiawatha National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

East Branch Tahquamenon River, Hiawatha National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Indian Wild and Scenic River, Hiawatha National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Manistee Wild and Scenic River, Huron-Manistee National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Ontonagon Wild and Scenic River (Main as well as Cisco Branch, East Branch, West Branch, Middle Branch), Ottowa National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Paint Wild and Scenic River (Main as well as North Branch, South Branch), Ottowa National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Pere Marquette Wild and Scenic River, Huron-Manistee National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Pine Wild and Scenic River, Huron-Manistee National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Sturgeon River, Hiawatha National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541

Yellow Dog Wild and Scenic River, Ottowa National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541
MISISSIPPI

Black Creek, DeSoto National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify contacts (full list) two weeks ahead of data collection

     

    • Chandra Roberts, Christina Harper, Dave (James) Allen, Robert Reams, Anne Casey, Lisa Yager
    • chandra.roberts@usda.gov, james.d.allen@usda.gov, robert.reams@usda.gov, anne.casey@usda.gov, lisa.yager@usda.gov
  • Call district office for local info (e.g., any proscribed burning to avoid)
MISSOURI

Eleven Point Wild and Scenic River, Mark Twain National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Troy Thompson one week in advance of data collection: troy.r.thompson@usda.gov or (414) 217-1541
MONTANA

East Rosebud Creek, Custer-Gallatin National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this list.
  • Print and fill out this sheet with the hours you spend volunteering. Email completed timesheet to rivers@adventurescientists.org
  • Must notify Melissa Simpson one week in advance of data collection: melissa.simpson@usda.gov

Flathead River (Middle Fork, North Fork, South Fork), Flathead National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this list.
  • Must notify Chris Prew one week in advance of data collection: chris.prew@usda.gov​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.
Flathead River (Middle Fork, North Fork), Glacier National Park, NPS

  • Must carry permit linked to the right.
  • Notify District/Area Ranger (see Contacts for Researchers 2021.docx on the right), sanitize gear per protocol (see Glacier Aquatic Disinfection--053017Rev.ppt on the right).​
  • Before your permit can be validated, you and members of your team will be asked to meet briefly with one of our rangers for a safety and informational briefing when you arrive at the park. If you haven’t had a park safety briefing within the last three years, please schedule an appointment for this with one of the Backcountry Permit Offices listed on the researcher contact list. Also use the voluntary Day Trip Plan to be filled out and left with a NPS associate. ​

Missouri River, Lewistown Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this list.
  • Must notify Bonny Richard one week in advance of data collection: brichard@blm.gov​​
  • Learn more about the river here.

Glacier NP permit

contacts_for_researchers_2021.docx

glacier_aquatic_disinfection--053017rev.ppt

day-trip-plan.pdf

NEBRASKA
Niobrara River, Niobrara National Scenic River, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. 
  • Sample only on tributaries: the main stem is already well-studied.
  • =Notify Gordon Warrick ASAP so he can help you figure out access permissions with relevant landowners: gordon_warrick@nps.gov

Niobrara River Permit

NEW MEXICO

East Fork Jemez River, Santa Fe National Forest, USFS

Pecos River, Santa Fe National Forest, USFS

 ​
Rio Grande, Taos District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Ryan Besser one week in advance of data collection: rbesser@blm.gov

Rio Grande, Carson National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Eric Garner and Craig Saum one week in adveance of data collection: eric.garner@usda.gov, craig.saum@usda.gov

Learn more about Wild and Scenic Rivers in New Mexico managed by the BLM here.

NORTH CAROLINA

Chattooga RiverNantahala National Forest​, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this list.
  • Must notify Erik Crews, Troy Waskey, Thomas Saylors one week in advance of data collection: erik.crews@usda.gov; troy.waskey@usda.gov; thomas.saylors@usda.gov

​Horsepasture River, Pisgah National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this list, as well as the permission letter to the right.
  • Notify David Casey and Jeffery Owenby one week in advance of data collection: david. casey@usda.gov, jeffery.owenby@usda.gov 

​Lumber River, Lumber River State Park, NPS & State of North Carolina

  • No physical permit needed
  • Notify Lane Garner at lane.garner@ncparks.gov
  • NC Parks requested that as volunteers, please mark locations & take photos if you notice invasive plant species or large flocks of big wading birds (eg. storks, herons, or egrets)​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

New Wild and Scenic River, New River State Park, State of North Carolina

  • Notify Ed Corey and Joseph Shimel at ed.corey@ncparks.gov, joseph.shimel@ncparks.gov
  • Make sure the Wild and Scenic Rivers project team (rivers@adventurescientists.org) knows you have this river! The permit will have your names on it.
  • You will need to carry the permit and project description

Horsepasture River permission letter

Wader wash protocol

Super HDQ material safety data sheet

OREGON

Ankle Creek (South Fork), Burns District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Matt Obradovich and Don Rotell one week in advance of data collection: mobradov@blm.gov; drotell@blm.gov​
  • For planning, check out this map from the BLM.

Big Marsh Creek, Deschutes National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jason Wilcox, Jason Gritzner, and Wendy Brewer one week in advance of data collection: jason.wilcox@usda.gov, jason.gritzner@usda.gov, wendy.brewer@usda.gov

Chetco RiverRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Michelle Ahearn (michelle.ahearn@usda.gov; 541-690-7333) and the appropriate district ranger prior to sampling:
    • High Cascades District Ranger, Dave Palmer (david.palmer@usda.gov);
    • Siskiyou Mountains District Ranger, Donna Mickley (donna.mickley@usda.gov);
    • Wild Rivers District Ranger, Scott Blower (scott.blower@usda.gov);
    • Gold Beach District Ranger, Wade McMaster (wade.mcmaster@usda.gov);
    • Powers District Ranger, Kathy Allen (kathy.m.allen@usda.gov)

Clackamas River, Mt Hood National Forest, USFS

Clackamas River (Main and South Fork), Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

Collawash River, Mt. Hood National Forest, USFS

Crescent Creek, Deschutes National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Mike Johnson one week in advance of data collection: (541) 306-9357

Crooked River (North Fork), Ochoco National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Chris Joosen one week in advance of data collection: christoper.joosen@usda.gov

Crooked River, Prineville District, BLM

Deschutes River (Lower, Middle, & Upper), Prineville District, BLM


Deschutes River (Lower, Middle, & Upper), Deschutes National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jason Wilcox, Jason Gritzner, and Wendy Brewer one week in advance of data collection: jason.wilcox@usda.gov, jason.gritzner@usda.gov, wendy.brewer@usda.gov

Eagle Creek, Wallowa Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall one week in advance of data collection: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov


Eagle Creek
, Mt Hood National Forest, USFS


Elk Creek Wild and Scenic River, Butte Falls Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Shawn Simpson and Barry Ford one week in advance of data collection: ssimpson@blm.gov, barry.s.ford@usace.army.mil

Elk River (main, North Fork, and South Fork)Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Michelle Ahearn (michelle.ahearn@usda.gov; 541-690-7333) and the appropriate district ranger prior to sampling:
    • High Cascades District Ranger, Dave Palmer (david.palmer@usda.gov);
    • Siskiyou Mountains District Ranger, Donna Mickley (donna.mickley@usda.gov);
    • Wild Rivers District Ranger, Scott Blower (scott.blower@usda.gov);
    • Gold Beach District Ranger, Wade McMaster (wade.mcmaster@usda.gov);
    • Powers District Ranger, Kathy Allen (kathy.m.allen@usda.gov)

Elkhorn River, Willamette National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Matt Peterson one week in advance of data collection: matt.peterson@usda.gov; 541-225-6423

Elkhorn Creek, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov


Franklin Creek
, Siuslaw National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Trevor Robinson one week in advance of data collection: trevor.robinson@usda.gov


​Grande Ronde River
, Baker Field Office, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify one week prior to sampling: Brian Woolf, Kevin Hoskins; khoskins@blm.gov, bwoolf@blm.gov; Kevin: 541-709-0145
  • Access info:
    • The upper 40 miles is best accessed by boat. The first 10 miles of the Wallowa railroad track offers potential foot access. From Wallowa to Wildcat Bridge (road mile marker 52) the road is parallels the river to the state line. Minam to Wildcat Bridge is best by boat. After Wildcat Bridge road foot access from roads works.Se
    • Seasonally: Access is good outside of deep winter.
      • Boat access depends on river flow. Two high flows happen April-May as lower elevation melts, and later as high elevations melt out (timing varies). Primary boating seasons are April through mid-July. Flows are generally too low for boats after mid-July.
      • Campsites get crowded, try for weekdays over weekends

Grande Ronde RiverWallowa-Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall prior to sampling: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov

Grande Ronde River, Umatilla National Forest, USFS

Illinois RiverRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Michelle Ahearn (michelle.ahearn@usda.gov; 541-690-7333) and the appropriate district ranger prior to sampling:
    • High Cascades District Ranger, Dave Palmer (david.palmer@usda.gov);
    • Siskiyou Mountains District Ranger, Donna Mickley (donna.mickley@usda.gov);
    • Wild Rivers District Ranger, Scott Blower (scott.blower@usda.gov);
    • Gold Beach District Ranger, Wade McMaster (wade.mcmaster@usda.gov);
    • Powers District Ranger, Kathy Allen (kathy.m.allen@usda.gov)

Imnaha River, Wallowa Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall one week in advance of data collection: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov ​​

​Indian and Big Indian Creek, Burns District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Matt Obradovich and Don Rotell one week in advance of data collection: mobradov@blm.gov; drotell@blm.gov ​
  • For planning, check out this map from the BLM.

Jenny Creek, Medford District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Reach out to Tim Montford for local beta and access info: tmontfor@blm.gov, 541-618-2214


John Day River (permitted section)
, Prineville District, BLM

and John Day River (South Fork), Prineville District, BLM

John Day River (North Fork)Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall prior to sampling: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov

John Day River (North Fork), Umatilla National Forest, USFS


Kiger Creek
, Burns District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Matt Obradovich and Don Rotell one week in advance of data collection: mobradov@blm.gov; drotell@blm.gov ​​
  • For planning, check out this map from the BLM.

​Little Blitzen River, Burns District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Matt Obradovich and Don Rotell one week in advance of data collection: mobradov@blm.gov; drotell@blm.gov ​
  • For planning, check out this map from the BLM.

Little Deschutes River, Deschutes National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jason Wilcox, Jason Gritzner, and Wendy Brewer one week in advance of data collection: jason.wilcox@usda.gov, jason.gritzner@usda.gov, wendy.brewer@usda.gov

Lostine River, Wallowa Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall one week in advance of data collection: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov ​​

Lobster Creek, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

Malheur River and North Fork Malheur, Malheur National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jared Bowman, Kevin Green, Amanda Brown, Jordan Bass, and Allen Taylor one week in advance of data collection: jared.bowman@usda.gov, kevin.green@usda.gov, amanda.brown1@usda.gov, jordan.bass@usda.gov, allen.taylor@usda.gov

Metolius Creek, Deschutes National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jason Wilcox, Jason Gritzner, and Wendy Brewer one week in advance of data collection: jason.wilcox@usda.gov, jason.gritzner@usda.gov, wendy.brewer@usda.gov​

McKenzie River, Willamette National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Matt Peterson one week in advance of data collection: matt.peterson@usda.gov; 541-225-6423

Minam River, Wallowa Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall one week in advance of data collection: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov  

Molalla Wild and Scenic River, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

Nestucca Wild and Scenic River, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

North Fork Silver Creek, Medford District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Kai Allen one week in advance of data collection: kallen@blm.gov 

North Powder River, Wallowa Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall one week in advance of data collection: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov 

North Umpqua River, Umpqua National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Vern Shumway, Debra Gray, Mark Sommer, Joe Blanchard, Janie Pardo one week in advance of data collection: vern.shumway@usda.gov; debra.gray@usda.gov; mark.sommer@usda.gov; joseph.blanchard@usda.gov; Juanita.Pardo@usda.gov
  • Wash and dry wading boots, sandals, shoes as a disinfectant protocol before and after sampling to avoid spreading invasive species


​Owyhee River (Main Stem)
, Vale District, BLM

West Little Owyhee River, Vale District, BLM
North Fork Owyhee River, Vale District, BLM


Powder River, Vale District, BLM

Quartzville Creek, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

River Styx (Cave Creek), Oregon Caves National Monument, NPS

  • Must carry permit for Oregon Caves National Monument, linked here.
  • Notify Jason Walz at the Research & Collections Permit Offices one week in advance of data collection: jason_walz@nps.gov; (541) 415-1071
  • Follow biosaftey protocols outlined in the permit, including cleaning all equipment and shoes between sites.

Roaring River (South Fork), Mt. Hood National Forest, USFS

Rouge River (and tributaries), Medford District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Kai Allen one week in advance of data collection: kallen@blm.gov 
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of the page. These locations appear as black dots.

Rouge River (and tributaries)Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the  top of this section.
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of the page. These locations appear as black dots.
  • Notify Michelle Ahearn (michelle.ahearn@usda.gov; 541-690-7333) and the appropriate district ranger prior to sampling:
    • High Cascades District Ranger, Dave Palmer (david.palmer@usda.gov);
    • Siskiyou Mountains District Ranger, Donna Mickley (donna.mickley@usda.gov);
    • Wild Rivers District Ranger, Scott Blower (scott.blower@usda.gov);
    • Gold Beach District Ranger, Wade McMaster (wade.mcmaster@usda.gov);
    • Powers District Ranger, Kathy Allen (kathy.m.allen@usda.gov)

Upper Rouge RiverRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Michelle Ahearn (michelle.ahearn@usda.gov; 541-690-7333) and the appropriate district ranger prior to sampling:
    • High Cascades District Ranger, Dave Palmer (david.palmer@usda.gov);
    • Siskiyou Mountains District Ranger, Donna Mickley (donna.mickley@usda.gov);
    • Wild Rivers District Ranger, Scott Blower (scott.blower@usda.gov);
    • Gold Beach District Ranger, Wade McMaster (wade.mcmaster@usda.gov);
    • Powers District Ranger, Kathy Allen (kathy.m.allen@usda.gov)

Salmon Wild and Scenic River, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher< one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

Sandy River, Mt. Hood National Forest, USFS

Sandy River, Northwest District, BLM

  • ​Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

Smith River (North Fork)Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Notify Michelle Ahearn (michelle.ahearn@usda.gov; 541-690-7333) and the appropriate district ranger prior to sampling:
    • High Cascades District Ranger, Dave Palmer (david.palmer@usda.gov);
    • Siskiyou Mountains District Ranger, Donna Mickley (donna.mickley@usda.gov);
    • Wild Rivers District Ranger, Scott Blower (scott.blower@usda.gov);
    • Gold Beach District Ranger, Wade McMaster (wade.mcmaster@usda.gov);
    • Powers District Ranger, Kathy Allen (kathy.m.allen@usda.gov)

Snake River, Wallowa Whitman National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Teresa Fraser and Sweyn Wall one week in advance of data collection: teresa.fraser@usda.gov; sweyn.wall@usda.gov ​​

Sprauge River (North Fork), Fremont Winema National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Scott Stoffel one week in advance of data collection: paul.stoffel@usda.gov

Spring Creek, Medford District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Reach out to Tim Montford for local beta and access info: tmontfor@blm.gov, 541-618-2214

Sycan River, Fremont Winema National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Scott Stoffel one week in advance of data collection: paul.stoffel@usda.gov


Table Rock Fork (Molalla River),
 Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

Walker Creek, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

Wasson Creek, Siuslaw National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Trevor Robinson one week in advance of data collection: trevor.robinson@usda.gov

Wasson Creek, Northwest District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jonas Parker, Cara Hand, Carla Rothenbuecher, and Cory Sipher one week in advance of data collection: j1parker@blm.gov, chand@blm.gov, crothenbuecher@blm.gov, csipher@blm.gov

​Wallowa River, Vale District, BLM

Wenaha River, Umatilla National Forest, USFS

White River, Mt. Hood National Forest, USFS

Whychus Creek, Deschutes National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Jason Wilcox, Jason Gritzner, and Wendy Brewer one week in advance of data collection: jason.wilcox@usda.gov, jason.gritzner@usda.gov, wendy.brewer@usda.gov

Willamette River (North Fork, Middle Fork), Willamette National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Matt Peterson one week in advance of data collection: matt.peterson@usda.gov; 541-225-6423


Learn more about Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon managed by the BLM here.

PENNSYLVANIA

Allegheny River, Allegheny National Forest, USFS

Clarion River, Allegheny National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • This river already has “Good” water quality status, so it is not a priority for data collection in this project.
SOUTH CAROLINA

Chattooga River, Sumter National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Amanda Walrod one week in advance of data collection: amanda.walrod@usda.gov
SOUTH DAKOTA
Missouri River, Missouri National Recreational River, NPS

  • Download the permit to the right
  • Give space to nesting areas for piping plover and least terns
  • Check your equipment and gear (boots, boats, etc.) to be sure they are free of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species. Recommended decontamination includes visual inspection and removal of any plants, shells, etc. and a hot water rinse of at least 140 degrees F. Or leave equipment out of water for at least five days.

Missouri National Recreational River Permit

TENNESSEE
Obed Wild and Scenic River, Oregon Caves National Monument, NPS

  • The permit here will be specific to your expedition, so make sure to get in touch with us early. 
TEXAS
Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park, NPS

Big Bend NP

UTAH

Green River, Green River District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this list.
  • Must notify Gabriel Bissonette, Jaydon Mead, Jerrad Goodell one week in advance of data collection: gbissone@blm.gov, jgoodell@blm.gov, jmead@blm.gov
  • For the Desolation Gray section, contact Jaydon Mead for admin permit
  • Carry permit for Labyrinth section (info here)
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

Virgin River, Color Country District, BLM

  • Must carry letter of support for the BLM, linked at the top of this list.
  • Must notify Meghan Krott one week in advance of data collection: mkrott@blm.gov​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

Virgin River and tributaries, Zion National Park, NPS

  • Must carry Zion National Park permit, to the right.
  • Notify Shauna Ertolacci (Shauna_Ertolacci@nps.gov) two weeks in advance to schedule field activities, provide research team names, and get access codes to Zion Canyon Scenic Drive north of Canyon Junction (i.e. toward the Lodge and Temple of Sinawava/Narrows) if needed.
  • Follow requirements under 2.b) Conduct here (this includes leave no trace principles).
  • .Please note, that the tributaries of the Virgin only run during spring snowmelt.
  • There is an extensive cyanobacteria bloom in the tributaries. These algae produce harmful toxins, however if one is being careful not to dislodge colonies, there is little risk. ​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

Zion National Park permit

WASHINGTON

Cascade Creek (Skagit River), Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Sarah Lange one week in advance of data collection: sarah.lange@usda.gov

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Ilabot Creek, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Sarah Lange one week in advance of data collection: sarah.lange@usda.gov

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Klickitat River, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Casey Andrews one week in advance of data collection: casey.andrews@usda.gov​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

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Pratt River, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Sarah Lange one week in advance of data collection: sarah.lange@usda.gov

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Sauk River (Skagit), Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Sarah Lange one week in advance of data collection: sarah.lange@usda.gov

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Skagit River, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Sarah Lange one week in advance of data collection: sarah.lange@usda.gov ​


Snoqualmie River, Middle Fork, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Sarah Lange one week in advance of data collection: sarah.lange@usda.gov

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Suiattle River (Skagit), Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Sarah Lange one week in advance of data collection: sarah.lange@usda.gov

White Salmon River, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Casey Andrews one week in advance of data collection: casey.andrews@usda.gov
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners, details on the maps page.
WEST VIRGINIA
Bluestone River, New River Gorge National Park, NPS

  • You must carry the research permit to the right. 
  • Notify Bryan Wender before your trip: bryan_wender@nps.gov​
  • Please collect data at the specific locations provided by our partners in the map at the top of this page. These locations appear as black dots.

New River Gorge NP permit

WISCONSIN
Namekagon River (St. Croix Wild and Scenic River)​St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, WI DNR

  • Must notify Mike Shupryt one week in advance of data collection: Michael.Shupryt@wisconsin.gov


St. Croix River (St. Croix Wild and Scenic River)​
St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, WI DNR

  • Must notify Mike Shupryt one week in advance of data collection: Michael.Shupryt@wisconsin.gov


Wolf River
St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, WI DNR

  • Must notify Mike Shupryt one week in advance of data collection: Michael.Shupryt@wisconsin.gov
WYOMING

Clark’s Fork, Shoshone National Forest, USFS

  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Andrea Maichak one week in advance of data collection: andrea.maichak@usda.gov

Snake River Headwaters, including tributaries, Bridger-Teton National Forest, USFS

  • Includes the Buffalo Fork, Blackrock Creek, Upper Gros Ventre River, Bailey Creek, Willow Creek, Wolf Creek, Shoal Creek, Crystal Creek, Pacific Creek, and Lewis River
  • Must carry participating agreement with USFS, linked at the top of this section.
  • Must notify Kelly Owens one week in advance of data collection: kelly.owens@usda.gov
  • Below is a list of the sampling locations to prioritize in the Snake River Headwaters. These are listed in order of priority.
    1. Recreation section of the Snake River
      1. At the USGS gage near Alpine
      2. At the USGS gage near the confluence with Flat Creek
      3. Just below the confluence with the Hoback
      4. Below the confluence with the Hoback and just upstream of Astoria boat ramp
    2. Hoback
      1. On the main stem of the Hoback, just upstream of the confluence with the Snake
      2. Hoback Campground
    3. Granite Creek
      1. Above and below the hotsprings
    4. Buffalo Fork
      1. Near Turpin Meadows campground and trailhead
    5. Gros Ventre
      1. Just upstream from Lower Slide Lake

Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, NPS

  • Must carry permit for Grand Teton NP, linked here
  • Make sure your sampling equipment is cleaned, drained and dried before any use and after use in any water body and before the use in another

Snake River, Yellowstone National Park, NPS

 

Section 3: Permissions Email Template

 

In many cases, you will have to notify land managers prior to field work. It is your responsibility to reach out to the relevant contact for each area. Please use the template below to help guide your email and/or phone calls to land managers.

 

 

Greetings,

I am a volunteer with Adventure Scientists Wild and Scenic Rivers Project. I have a permit to access and collect data under Adventure Scientists, and I am informing you that I plan to collect data on [date] as part of the permit requirements. My trip plans include traveling to [location], and I will carry a copy of the permit with me during the trip.

Thank you,