Take action: Thank Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader for championing the Oregon Wildlands Act and urge them to continue doing all they can to safeguard the state’s ancient forests and free-flowing rivers this year!
The Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1548) would preserve more than 90,000 acres of wilderness, 256 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers, and more than 128,000 acres of recreation areas—places treasured by Oregonians for their economic benefits, wildness, and recreational opportunities and as sources of clean drinking water. This legislation was recently passed by a key Senate subcommittee, a big step toward making these protections a reality.
Please thank Senators Wyden and Merkley and Representatives DeFazio and Schrader for their leadership in moving this important bill forward!
Western Oregon boasts some of the most biologically diverse and undeveloped lands in the nation. From free-flowing rivers teeming with salmon to deep ancient forests to serpentine soil that feeds plants seen nowhere else on the planet, the area offers people a place to relax and listen to hidden waterfalls, hike within towering redwood cathedrals, and raft and fish in wild rivers.
It’s time to preserve essential salmon and steelhead habitat, ancient forests, clean drinking water relied upon by western Oregonians, and the wild places upon which the region’s outdoor recreation economy relies.
Sens. Wyden and Merkley and Reps. DeFazio and Schrader hold the key. Please ask them to continue to work to move the Oregon Wildlands Act across the finish line in 2018!