Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism
Department or School/College
School of Journalism
Jeremy Lurgio, Bill Borrie
Boating Ban, Whitewater Kayaking, Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone River
University of Montana
Since 1950 Yellowstone National Park has stood as the largest river system with a complete ban on boating in the world. Despite the prohibition, generations of kayakers have been unable to resist the world-class whitewater of the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and today advocates on both sides of the issue press the Park Service to determine if visitors will ever legally wet a paddle on the thousands of miles of rivers and streams in the first National Park.
Freihofer, Will, "Forbidden Waters" (2013). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 459.
© Copyright 2013 Will Freihofer