Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Bill Seeks Expansion of Rogue River Wilderness
A pair of bills introduced earlier this fall are seeking to expand the amount of Wilderness along the Oregon coast by approximately 90 thousand acres. The first proposal would establish the Devil's Staircase wilderness on 30 thousand acres of land along Wasson Creek on the Central Oregon Coast while the second would add an additional 58 thousand acres of land to the Wild Rouge wilderness. The Rogue is home to both winter and summer steelhead, spring and fall chinook as well as coho salmon and is among the largest, most productive rivers in Oregon. Both bills are progressing through congress, and we will keep you updated on their progress.