Monday, September 22, 2008

Take Action: Tell Congress to support Oregon Wilderness

From ONDA. Voice your support! -hoc

The Senate is set to vote on a bill (SB 3213) that would permanently protect thousands of acres of wilderness including the Oregon Badlands and Spring Basin which ONDA has worked for so many years to protect. The Senate is set to vote on this major package of public lands bills in the next couple weeks. We need your help to make sure that Oregon’s Congressional delegation does everything they can to get this bill passed.

The package would permanently protect some of Oregon’s most unique desert and forested landscapes including:

  • Spring Basin and Badlands Wilderness - protects wildlife habitat, high desert wildflowers and ancient juniper trees near Bend and along the John Day River.
  • Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness Act - protects wildlife habitat, carbon sequestering forests and clean drinking water in the Gorge and on the slopes of Mount Hood.
  • Copper-Salmon Wilderness - protects one of the last intact watersheds on the southern Oregon coast that is home to healthy runs of wild winter steelhead, fall Chinook, coho salmon and sea-run cutthroat trout.
  • Soda Mountain Wilderness - protects one of the most important wildlife corridors in Oregon, linking the Cascades and the Klamath Mountains.


Call Senator's Smith (503-326-3386) and Wyden (503-326-7525) and let them know you strongly support the public lands package (Senate bill 3213) and urge them to ensure Oregon's natural areas are protected this year.

Thank you for your action!

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