Oregon - Owyhee Canyonlands - Proposed Wilderness

State: Oregon
Region: Southeast Oregon

The Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign is a statewide effort to permanently protect more than 2 million acres in Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands via a combination of National Conservation Area, Wilderness, and Wild & Scenic River designations. Statewide and local support for protecting this special place is growing. The Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign is supported by many voices calling for permanent protection of this Oregon treasure, including conservation groups, businesses, Malheur County-based Friends of the Owyhee, and Oregonians across the state. Thousands of people have already signed the petition to protect the Owyhee area, with more supporters adding their voices to the effort every day.

Permanently protecting the most special places within the Owyhee Canyonlands would safeguard its deep, red-rock canyons, rolling plains, wild rivers and ample recreational opportunities for future generations. It would protect the area’s fascinating geology, rich ancient history, healthy wildlife habitat and unique ecology. Extractive uses that would permanently damage these pristine places would not be allowed, while activities like fishing, boating, hunting and hiking would continue. Working farms and ranches would continue to operate. Oregonians are considering a variety of administrative and legislative options for protecting the area.



Check out this map provided by Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign.

Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Proposal


Learn more about The Oregon Owyhee Canyonlands Initiative at www.WildOwyhee.org