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The NOR Story »
NOR began operations by mailing Currents magazine

Why Believe NOR Literature »
NOR distributes its literature to the public, lawyers and government agencies

Our Mission and Vision »
To educate the public about public rights on rivers

How NOR Works for You »
We inform government agencies, landowners, and the public

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About The Founder »
Eric’s dream is that public rights to recreate in non-destructive ways on rivers will be honored in all places

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River Law Fact Or Fiction »
Does a landowner's property deed include the river

On-River Conflicts »
Conflicts will often arise when you are using rivers in controversy

Why You Need the eBook Public Rights on Rivers »
Public rights are routinely ignored, disregarded, and denied

Frequently Asked Questions »
FAQs about federal law regarding public ownership, use, and conservation of rivers

Why River Rights? »
NOR is the organization that focuses on achieving public-trust ownership of rivers, conserving rivers through public-trust ownership, and ensuring the public's legal rights to enjoy rivers

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Restore your river access rights

It is not a crime to raft, kayak, canoe, portage, fish, fowl, or walk along the banks of physically navigable rivers. On the other hand, it is a crime for landowners to block this public easement, with fences, signs, other obstructions, or verbal threats. Use these resources to help restore the public easement on rivers in your state and region ... Learn more »

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Freedom to use rivers

July 04, 2014

In this Fourth of July season, it is good to consider what freedom means regarding your rights on rivers . . . Read more »


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