The Wild and Scenic Rivers of Oregon’s Sagebrush Steppe.
America’s rivers face many threats — dams and alteration, excessive use and pollution among them. Thankfully, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which passed in 1968 with bipartisan support, gave people who care about rivers a tool “to preserve rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.”
As we mark the 50th anniversary of this important law, here’s a look at the remarkable rivers of the sagebrush steppe that passionate advocates like you have successfully protected as Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Posts by Kelly Sprague, ONDA Outreach Intern Spring 2018.