Thank Oregon’s Senators for Protecting Desert Rivers

In 2021, Oregon’s Senators introduced the River Democracy Act, vital legislation that would protect hundreds of miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon’s high desert, from Whychus Creek to the mighty Owyhee River!

This momentous bill grew out of a public nomination process led by Senator Wyden that resulted in over 15,000 nominations for rivers, creeks and lakes to be protected as Wild and Scenic. The legislation is now pending in Congress, and we have a chance to enact this unprecedented proposal into law. Please join Oregon Natural Desert Association to thank Senators Wyden and Merkley for their leadership on Wild and Scenic River protection!

Feel free to add your favorite rivers and creeks in Oregon’s high desert to the message below.

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Greater Sage Grouse and Sparrows at Hart Mountain

Greater Sage Grouse and Sparrows at Hart Mountain

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Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

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Sage-grouse Mating Dance

Sage-grouse Mating Dance