The Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1548) brings together longstanding efforts to protect some outstanding rivers and wild landscapes in Oregon. It would designate approximately 108,000 acres of Wilderness in the Wild Rogue and Devil’s Staircase areas, safeguard 252 miles as Wild and Scenic Rivers, and preserve more than 119,000 acres of the Rogue Canyon and Molalla rivers as national recreation areas. It includes Wild and Scenic River protections for tributaries representing the headwaters of the Rogue River, which alone accounts for $30 million in annual economic output, as well as protection for the Molalla River, Franklin, and Wasson Creeks. It also protects the pristine waters of the Chetco Wild and Scenic River from new mining claims.
The Oregon Wildlands Act is making good progress in the Senate, but lawmakers need to hear from you. You can use the tool below to send a message to your lawmakers, asking them to take action on Oregon Wildlands.