For National Rivers Month, Find Out Which River Species You Are

Take this quiz to match your personality with some of the nation’s most important river-dwelling fish and animals 

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For National Rivers Month, Find Out Which River Species You Are
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Are you most like a beaver, damselfly, salmon, Oregon spotted frog, river otter, hellbender, or Gila trout? These are just some of the thousands of species critical to healthy North American rivers. Let’s see which one you identify with. On to the quiz!

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