Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Calls for More Wild and Scenic Rivers
Oregon is home to some of our nation's most amazing and scenic rivers. From the Illinois to the Umpqua, the Owyhee to the Santiam, we have an impressive diversity of majestic waterways that provide an abundance of opportunities for whitewater recreation. Oregon is blessed with 110,994 miles of major rivers and streams but only 2173 miles are protected as Wild and Scenic Rivers. Many additional miles for river protection remain and Senator Ron Wyden is aiming to seize this opportunity!
This past week, Senator Wyden announced a nomination process to designate new Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon. Adding more Oregon river miles would mean better protections for drinking water, recreation, and the fish and wildlife that rely on our state's incredible waters.
In addition to supporting more Wild and Scenic Rivers, it is important for paddlers to weigh in and nominate specific rivers that are important to us.
This is an incredible opportunity to contribute to protecting Oregon's natural heritage. Speak up for Oregon's rivers today! The nomination process will continue through January 20, 2020.