Wild & Scenic North Fork American River

Doug Stanley, Michael Anderson | 2013 | 6 min.

2014 Official Selection

The North Fork American River near Auburn California is still threatened to be flooded by the long stalled Auburn Dam. Local, State and Federal politicians are once again trying to revive the congressionally authorized dam to be built. Protect American River Canyons (PARC), an Auburn-based river conservation group, is working towards creating California Wild & Scenic designation for a 16 mile segment of the North Fork from the Colfax-Iowa Hill Bridge to Upper Lake Clementine near Auburn. Wild & Scenic designation would help ensure protection for the unique and irreplaceable undammed free-flowing North Fork American River.