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Sutton Mountain

Nestled deep in the John Day River Basin lies one of Oregon's most awe inspiring landscapes. Rich in paleontological resources, teeming with wildlife and over-brimming with opportunities for primitive recreation, the Sutton Mountain Wilderness Proposal lands are a must experience for one and all.

Sutton Mountain Country
Sutton Mountain, in the heart of John Day country.
Photo: Tyler Roemer

Known independently as Sutton Mountain, Pat's Cabin, Painted Hills and Dead Dog, these tracts of public land are collectively referred to as the
Sutton Mountain Wilderness Proposal which totals more than 58,000 acres. For reference, these lands encircle the Painted Hills Monument.

The Sutton Mountain Wilderness Proposal has been vetted by local landowners, residents and business owners in Wheeler County, many of whom are supportive of new wilderness and the consolidation of public lands. In addition, this proposal has gained the support of the whitewater rafting and boating communities, the Redmond Chapter of Oregon Hunters Association, and other hunting, angling, rafting and conservation groups.

ONDA continues to work with the communities of Wheeler County and residents across Oregon to ensure that this incredible area receives the permanent protection it so rightly deserves.

Help ONDA protect special desert lands in the John Day forever -- take action today!



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Oregon Natural Desert Association
50 SW Bond Street, Suite 4,
Bend, OR 97702
Tel: (541) 330-2638

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