Protect Oregon wild lands and rivers!

Senators Wyden and Merkley have introduced the Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1699) to preserve more than 100,000 acres of wilderness, 252 miles of wild and scenic rivers, and more than 119,000 acres of national recreation areas, places treasured by Oregonians for their economic benefits, wildness, and recreational opportunities, as well as for sources of clean drinking water.

Southwestern Oregon boasts some of the most biologically diverse and undeveloped lands in the nation. From free-flowing rivers teeming with salmon to deep forest to serpentine soil that feeds plants seen nowhere else on the planet, the area offers a place to relax and listen to hidden waterfalls, hike within ancient redwood cathedrals, and raft and fish its wild rivers.

It's time to preserve the clean drinking water relied upon by 1.8 million Oregonians, essential salmon and steelhead habitat, ancient forests, and the wild places upon which southwestern Oregon's outdoor recreation economy relies.

The Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1699) was recently considered by a key Senate subcommittee—a big step toward making these protections a reality. But there’s still work to do and Sens. Wyden and Merkley hold the key.

Thank Senators Wyden and Merkley for introducing 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!
Dear Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley,

Thanks to your leadership, the recent hearing in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee showcased the importance of the Oregon Wildlands Act (S. 1699). Your efforts secured this key step in ensuring that more than 100,000 acres of wilderness, 252 miles of wild and scenic rivers, and more than 119,000 acres of national recreation areas in southwestern Oregon will be protected for future generations.

Southwestern Oregon boasts some of the most biologically diverse and undeveloped lands in the nation, including the proposed Devil's Staircase and Wild Rogue wildernesses and the proposed Rogue River and Molalla River National Recreation Areas. From free-flowing rivers teeming with salmon to deep ancient forest and serpentine soil that feeds plants seen nowhere else on the planet, the area offers a place to relax and listen to hidden waterfalls, hike within ancient redwood cathedrals, and raft and fish its wild rivers. Visitors from across the country and around the globe come to explore and enjoy the area's outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

It's time to preserve the clean drinking water relied upon by 1.8 million Oregonians, essential salmon and steelhead habitat, ancient forests, and the wild places upon which southwestern Oregon's outdoor recreation economy relies.

Thank you for your work to preserve Oregon's wilderness and wild rivers. Please continue to do all you can to move this important legislation across the finish line this year.

[Your Comment] Sincerely,

[Your Name]
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