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Audubon Rockies Sandhill Crane
Western Rivers

Western Rivers Action Network

Become a river advocate today!
Sandhill Crane. Photo: Stan Bysshe/Audubon Photography Awards
Sandhill Crane. Photo: Stan Bysshe/Audubon Photography Awards
Western Rivers

Western Rivers Action Network

Become a river advocate today!

In the West we are all connected by rivers. They are the lifeblood of the wildlife, the economy, and the region's way of life. Millions of birds and more than 250 species depend on western rivers for survival, and so do we. Colorado and Wyoming’s families and businesses need clean, reliable drinking water.

Unfortunately, the health of western rivers is in jeopardy. Climate change, over-allocation, contamination, and invasive species are threatening rivers’ ability to supply water and wildlife habitat. Many of the birds that depend on them, like the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Bell's Vireo, are in decline, and the future of the communities and economies surrounding the rivers is uncertain.

A challenge this great can only be overcome if people like you join together. Audubon’s Western Rivers Action Network (WRAN) engages over 35,000 members and partner organizations to increase river flows and restore riparian habitat. We work with state and federal agencies, cities, and agricultural producers to keep more water in rivers, adopt bird-friendly practices, and improve water management for the Colorado River Basin’s urban, agricultural, and ecological needs. 

Add your voice the Western Rivers Action Network as we rise to this historic challenge to create healthier western rivers for the birds, wildlife and people.

Birds That Rely on Western Rivers

How you can help, right now