Success Story 2019

Oregon Wildlands

Devil's Staircase, Oregon Photo: Andrew Kumler
Oregon Wildlands
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
30,621 acres and 311 river miles protected

Congress passed the Oregon Wildlands Act in February 2019 as part of the Natural Resources Management Act. This legislation secured protections for 30,621 acres of Devil’s Staircase as Wilderness and 252 river miles in the Rogue and Molalla River watersheds as Wild and Scenic. The legislation also protects an additional 55 miles of rivers and streams from mining activity and new dams.