Exploring The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is one of those special places in nature that doesn’t have an optimal season; whenever you choose to go, is a good time to go.

Paddle The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway With A Ranger On May 12

Interested in exploring the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway? On May 12 a ranger will lead a group of kayakers down a section of the river.

Updated: Congress Authorizes Millions Of Dollars To Build Bridge Across St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Rebuffed time and again by the National Park Service, U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have succeeded in getting Congress to earmark $700 million to build a bridge across the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

NPCA Opens Office In St. Paul, Minnesota

The National Parks Conservation Association, which operates a number of offices across the country to stay on top of national park issues, has opened an office in St. Paul, Minnesota, to keep an eye on parks in the Upper Midwest.

House Natural Resources Committee To Consider Legislation Affecting North Cascades National Park, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Keep your eyes on the House Natural Resources Committee this week, as the committee is expected to take action on measures that could set a precedent for "wild and scenic" rivers, force stocking of non-native fish in North Cascades National Park, and realign wilderness boundaries to allow for a road to be moved out of a flood-prone area in North Cascades.

American Rivers: Bridge Proposed for St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Imperils 'Wild and Scenic River'

Efforts to gain approval for a four-lane bridge over the St. Croix River not only represent a significant threat to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, but if successful would set a dangerous precedent for Wild and Scenic rivers nationwide, according to a national rivers advocacy group.

Summer Special: Celebrating Summer on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Is there a better season than summer to get out and paddle a river? Greg Breining takes us along as he and his wife explore the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

To Build, Or Not To Build, A New Bridge Over St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann, while strongly criticizing President Barack Obama for presiding over a $1.65 trillion deficit, is expected to introduce legislation any day now that could add to that deficit while also pushing through an exemption to the Wild & Scenic River Act for a four-lane bridge through a national scenic riverway, according to those close to the issue.

National Park Service Denies Request for Bridge Across St. Croix River Between Minnesota and Wisconsin

A Minnesota congresswoman, disappointed that the National Park Service has reversed its position on allowing a bridge to be built within the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, hopes to clear the way via legislation.
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Photography Program Hopes to Connect Teens With Outdoors At St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

For some reason, it seems that you become more connected with landscapes in the National Park System if you frame them through through a camera's viewfinder. And the folks at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway hope that will be the result when they bring at-risk teens to the riverway to photograph it.

Educators Workshop on Wolves at St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Wolf howling.
Wolves are animals that attract plenty of attention, and St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is offering a free workshop for educators on the wolves of Wisconsin on January 23. Three additional workshops on other topics are scheduled between now and April.