Writer and photographer Tim Palmer is the author of Wild and Scenic Rivers, an American Legacy; Field Guide to Oregon Rivers; Rivers of Oregon, and other books.
National Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon
The world's first and most extensive system of protected rivers began with congressional passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. The rivers of Oregon have taken a prominent place in the program ever since. The idea of a nationally safeguarded system of rivers began with wildlife biologists …