National Wild and Scenic River System

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

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  • Literature
  • Native American Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
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  • 1968
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  • The National Wild and Scenic River system, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, is an attempt to protect U.S. rivers in their natural state from development as much as possible. More than 12,500 miles of rivers have such protection.