Today’s guest is river explorer and conservationist Mike Fiebig, who is the Associate Director of the Northern Rockies Office of American Rivers. The lines of Mike’s personal and professional passion for wild rivers and wild places have blurred and he is about to embark on an adventure in advocacy. He and his wife Jenny are taking a human-powered, source-to-sea river trip on the Green and Colorado, from the crest of the Wind River Range (from the Mammoth Glacier) in WY to the Gulf of California in Mexico. Along the way, they will collect stories of the importance of this river to the people they meet in route. I sat down with Mike to discuss the inspiration behind this bold undertaking.
1700 miles of river, capturing the voices of those who live in connection to it along the way, painting a current picture of the culture surrounding the Colorado system. This system supports 12.7 million people, and is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and 2019 will be the 150 year anniversary of J.W. Powell’s trip.
Links: One River, Many Voices
Tags: Adventure, Advocacy, American Rivers, River Conservation, source-to-sea