Little River for Wild & Scenic
The Wild and Scenic Act, established by Congress in 1968, states that rivers having “remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural or similar values, shall be preserved in free-flowing condition, and that they and their immediate environments shall be protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.”
Thousands of visitors each year come to Lookout Mountain because of Little River. It is home to many rare and endemic flora and fauna. Because of the growth that is projected to take place in our region over the next 35-40 years, there is not a better time than now to protect this Wild & Scenic worthy landscape.
Public land managers of Desoto State Park and the Little River NPS along with other natural resource managers from Fish & Wildlife and US Forest Service would be charged with protecting the river’s scenic and recreational values, and new dams would be forever prohibited.
Designation would not affect private property and would ensure that the experiences and economic benefits Little River provides today will be there for future generations. This effort requires enthusiastic local and regional support. We are in the process of identifying key river stakeholders and community partners. Over the next several months, we will begin reaching out to stakeholders asking businesses and individuals to endorse the nomination.
Show your support by giving your endorsement! “I am proud to support Wild and Scenic designation of the Little River and believe Alabama decision makers should work to designate the river.”
This petition is simple. It states: “I am proud to support Wild and Scenic designation of the Little River and believe Alabama decision makers should work to designate the river.”
Little River Waterkeeper will not use your information for any other purpose than to show that real people want Little River recognized as special and worthy of protection and inclusion into the National Inventory List of Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Join us in designating Little River as a National Wild and Scenic River.
A Technical Report of the Interagency Wild and Scenic Rivers Coordinating Council
For more information about the event call: (256) 634-8370