I grew up in Adrian. Growing up, I had a view of some of the Owyhee’s most stunning features, Three Fingers and Succor Creek Canyon, from my bedroom window. We camped, hiked and hunted there. Today, I still live nearby and it’s where I take my five children now.
Sometimes, people don’t appreciate what they have until it’s gone. I don’t want that to happen to someplace as amazing as the Owyhee Canyonlands. If large power lines, wind energy or large mining operations moved in, they would mar open spaces and light up one of the last places in the U.S. that has no light pollution. It would be unfixable.
I care about my community, my neighbors and my country. It’s why I strongly believe the Owyhee needs protection. It will help our economy, keep the area as it is and ensure we keep one of Malheur County’s biggest assets intact.