Harney County, Oregon

Julie Weikel

Large Animal Veterinarian

I’ve spent nearly my entire life in the Great Basin. Born in Winnemucca, Nevada, I worked for decades in Eastern Oregon as a large-animal veterinarian and consultant, helping ranchers to ensure the health of their herds and to make sure family ranches remain profitable. When not on the job, I also hiked, rafted and rode on horseback through a vast portion of the Owyhee country.

While all 10 million acres of the Owyhee country is magnificent, the Owyhee Canyonlands in Oregon is the heart of this rugged landscape. This area deserves to be protected. It is absolutely irreplaceable. We can protect the Owyhee, maintaining traditional uses while also preserving a magnificent place.

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