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. Now we have a chance to enact the River Democracy Act 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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Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

Tibetan Monks Visit Sutton Mountain

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Connecting Trails

Connecting Trails

The Oregon Desert Trail ties into two National Recreation Trails: the Fremont National Recreation Trail and Desert Trail.

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Tim Neville, journalist

Tim Neville, journalist

“Oregon’s Owyhee reminds me a lot of Southern Utah’s red rock country… only dipped in fudge.”