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Born to be Wild - The Ecological Benefits of Wild & Scenic Rivers

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve selected rivers in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Learn how these free-flowing rivers provide essential habitat for aquatic species in a changing world.

Jennifer Back retired from the National Park Service (NPS) in 2021 after working for 21 years as a Hydrologist in the Water Resources Division. She was responsible for developing policy, legal, and technical strategies to protect water and water-dependent resources of wild and scenic rivers. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys biking, skiing and hiking with her husband.

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