Siskiyou Wild Rivers
A proposal to protect the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Wilderness.
A campaign to permanently protect Oregon's most important natural area
The Siskiyou Wild Rivers area is Oregon's largest intact wilderness and is home to over 100 plant species found nowhere else in the world. Healthy, abundant salmon runs teem in the blue-green waters of the Illinois River, Chetco River, and Rogue River. This area also includes Oregon's only Redwood forests, growing to a massive 15 feet in diameter. These wildlands function as a lifeboat for wildlife as pressures from climate change and unchecked development mount. Unfortunately this area is threatened by lawless mining and a proposal to allow 115 miles of ATV trails to bisect it.
Solutions and Proposals
Oregon Wild proposes to protect 535,000 acres of Wilderness as well as 450 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers. In the interim, we are working to prevent destructive mining and OHV proposals in this region. See interactive map below or pdf here.
Call Senator Jeff Merkley (503.326.3386) and Senator Ron Wyden (503.326.7525) and encourage them to protect the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Wilderness. (Or send him an e-mail here).
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For more info contact Erik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503 253 6343 x202.
Interactive Map of the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Wilderness proposal (click to jump to larger map)
Dark Green = Protected Wilderness
Light Green = Proposed Wilderness
Photos: Kenneth Haley