Snake River Waterkeeper


Buck Ryan
[email protected]
(208) 806-1303



From the headwaters in Yellowstone, Wyoming, and Grand Teton National Park to its confluence with the Columbia River, the jurisdiction of the Snake River Waterkeeper includes the totality of the Snake River Basin. Major threats include familiar issues in the American West: erosion from wildfires and cattle grazing, mining, and water quantity.

From the first time he waded the waters of the Railroad Ranch outside Last Chance, he felt drawn to experience and protect the Snake River’s pristine waterways and limitless fishing, backpacking, and camping opportunities. He guided on the North Platte River in Wyoming and the Talachulitna River in Alaska, and researched wildlife ecology in Costa Rica and Ecuador before pursuing a career in public interest environmental law. His career goal since childhood has been to protect and restore fisheries for future generations.  As Snake River Waterkeeper, Buck is dedicated to protecting water quality and fish habitat by monitoring water quality, investigating citizen concerns, and demanding enforcement of environmental laws.


2123 N. 16th St.
Boise, Idaho 83702