Friday, January 15, 2010

ONDA: "John Day Wilderness closer to reality"

Two new proposed Wilderness Areas in the John Day Basin are quickly gaining momentum - Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven.  It is our hope that these wilderness proposals will be introduced to congress early this year.

We need your support to let elected officials know that these areas deserve protection.  Please tell your elected officials to support the creation of these two new wilderness areas.

Send a comment to your elected officials letting them know you support Wilderness designation for these valuable lands HERE.


The approximately 16,000 acres of new wilderness would protect Endangered Species Act-listed steelhead habitat, provide potentially dozens of new campsites on the John Day River, and even contains a "hidden" grove of old growth Ponderosa pines.

Read more about these proposed wilderness areas, including maps HERE.

Read a recent press release about these proposals HERE.

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