Monday, July 29, 2013

Wild and Scenic Chetco River | Protected from mining for 5 years!

On July 26, the Interior Department announced its approval of a mineral withdrawal for 17 miles of the National Wild and Scenic Chetco River in the Federal Register, Authorized by Public Land Order #7819, the mineral withdrawal protects 5,610 acres of National Forest land along the Wild and Scenic Chetco River from mining for five years.

 The Wild and Scenic Chetco River. Northwest Rafting Co. photo

Friday, July 19, 2013

Our Senators and Congressman come through again

"Scenic" reach of Chetco River
The Chetco is one of South Coast's extraordinary "Wild Rivers." It was protected as a National Wild and Scenic River in 1988 in recognition of it's outstanding fishery, crystal clear waters and high quality recreation values. The Oregon Omnibus Wild and Scenic Act owed it's success to the bi-partisan leadership of former Senator Mark Hatfield and Congressman Peter DeFazio.

Since then, Oregon's congressional delegation has always stood firm and supported the protection of our extraordinary Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wild and Scenic Chetco River | An Oregon Treasure

The clear waters of the Chetco River.
In late June, the Oregon Treasures Act, co-sponsored by Senator Wyden and Senator Merkely, was marked up in the Senate Natural Resources committee.

The Oregon Treasures Act includes the Chetco bill that will safeguard the National Wild and Scenic Chetco River from future mining threats.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Stunning waters of Chetco win National Geographic contest

Northwest Rafting Company 2013 Chetco expedition
We all know that the clear blue-green waters of the National Wild and Chetco River are extraordinarily beautiful. Therefore, it's no surprise that a photo of "Magic Canyon" in the river's wild reaches, recently won a National Geographic travel photo contest. It was submitted by Zach Collier, a river outfitter, who has been supportive of Chetco River conservation efforts. For more photos from trip click here.