About the Blog
The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act provides for the protection today of some 11,000 miles of 166 rivers in 38 states and Puerto Rico. This blog is for and about those whose job takes them down these rivers rafting whitewater rapids, protecting, conserving, cleaning up, educating, counseling, enforcing, rendering first aid, rescuing: River Rangers.
The purpose of this website is to:
- Share river ranger stories, adventures, misadventures, successes, and solutions.
- Support conservation and restoration of rivers.
- Encourage the safe enjoyment of whitewater recreation.
- Provide information on river ranger skills and gear.
- Promote professional development, camaraderie, and esprit de corps among river rangers.
About the Blogger
Brett Fisher floated his first river when he was twelve – a 50-mile Boy Scout canoe trip down the Willamette River in Oregon. Scouting provided Brett with boating and aquatic skill development, and many adventures. Later, at the University of Oregon while studying biology, he took almost every available Outdoor Pursuits course including whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River. Marriage, children, paying bills, a stint in the Army, and various distractions of life kept Brett away from rivers for a time. A friend invited Brett on a trip down the wild section of the Rogue River in 2005. Since then, every summer has included more rivers and more river time. Brett served his first season as a river ranger in 2010, and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue Technician I.