Sunday, January 31, 2010

Two New Wilderness Areas Proposed in John Day Basin

Two new wilderness areas are being proposed for Eastern Oregon's John Day Basin. Last week Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley proposed wildnerness designations for 16,000 acres of land in the John Day Basin. The designation would add to two other wilderness areas already in the immediate area and provide increased protections for one of the longest undammed rivers in the Lower 48. The John Day is home to one of the most robust populations of wild summer steelhead in the Columbia/Snake system.

Coverage in the Oregonian Online:

1 comment:

Paul Huffman said...

I know where that picture was taken: