In 2010, Western Rivers Conservancy set out to develop an inventory of the highest quality rivers in the West to deepen our understanding of the region and our work. To undertake this endeavor, we hired Tim Palmer, who has made the study of rivers his life’s work, paddling, photographing and writing books about them for more than 40 years. The result was a state-by-state report combining science, conservation, recreation and a passion for rivers—the lenses through which WRC views rivers and its work. We updated the report and asked Tim to open his photo album to share what we have collectively learned about the great rivers of the West. Here are the eight episodes we created, which aired live weekly in spring 2021.