Tell Oregon’s Senators: It’s Time for an Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument

John Aylward

The Owyhee Canyonlands is not protected yet and the clock is ticking on 2024.

This is why we are calling on Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to do everything in their power to protect the Owyhee before the end of the year. This includes continuing to champion their legislation protecting more than 1.1 million acres of Wilderness, while also calling on President Biden to prepare a national monument designation for the landscape.

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Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

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What defines Oregon’s high desert?

What defines Oregon’s high desert?

Bounded by the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Blue Mountains to the north, Oregon’s high desert covers approximately 24,000 square miles. Annual rainfall in the high desert varies from 5 to 14 inches. The average elevation is 4,000 feet; at 9,733 feet, the summit of Steens Mountain is the highest point in Oregon’s high desert. The terrain of the high desert was mostly formed by a series of lava flows that occurred between 30 and 10 million years ago.

Sources: The Oregon Encyclopedia; Wikipedia  

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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water