Oregonians and beyond care about the future of the Owyhee Canyonlands.
From every corner of Oregon and every walk of life, we are #WildForTheOwyhee. We’re veterans, sportsmen, small business owners and more. And we all believe now is the time to permanently protect the Owyhee Canyonlands.
The Owyhee Canyonlands of southeastern Oregon is a national treasure but lacks permanent protection. Across the state and country, thousands of people are joining together to save its irreplaceable lands, water and wildlife for future generations.
About the Owyhee Canyonlands
Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands represents the largest undeveloped, unprotected swath of public lands remaining in the lower 48. It’s an intact natural area of rich wildlife habitat, red-rock canyons, rolling sagebrush hills and wild rivers. To permanently protect this area would preserve its fascinating geology, rich ancient history and more than 200 animal species for future generations.
Working farms and ranches would continue to operate under permanent protection, which grandfathers in grazing. And as has happened elsewhere in the West, such conservation would offer a boost to local economies.
With oil and gas development as well as mining proposals popping up at the Owyhee’s edges, we must have the foresight now protect this special place. Learn more about safeguarding this area at WildOwyhee.org.
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