I’m a lifelong Oregonian, and I can honestly say that my favorite part of Oregon is the Owyhee Canyonlands. As a landscape photographer, the vastness, light and geology is absolutely amazing. During my first visit to the Owyhee, I explored by vehicle, foot and packraft for 10 days without seeing another soul, experiencing a feeling of discovery unlike anything I’ve ever known.
Now that I’m a new parent, I want to make sure the stunning landscapes I have photographed remain just as rugged and full of wonder for my son to explore. We need to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands now to ensure it maintains the wild character for the next generation, who will undoubtedly thank us for it.