River Rights


Sandy River steelhead. Marty Sherman photo.

ANWS is the leader on protecting your rights to use the beds and banks of rivers for fishing and boating. These rights are continuously under attack by “property rights” groups, industrial interests, and developers who stand to gain by prohibiting your legitimate activities.

The basic direction of the current effort is to codify the AG’s Opinion, establishing a floatage easement that where applicable is available to people between the high water lines without a boat.