Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Kalmiopsis Wilderness | Home of the Wild Chetco River!

Kalmiopsis Wilderness - Tim Palmer
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness!

Congress passed the landmark Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964 to protect areas of America’s unique natural heritage for future generations. The stark and rugged upper watershed of the Chetco River in southwest Oregon was one of the original Wilderness Areas designated in the Act.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wild and Scenic Chetco protection update | Summer 2014

For those of us keeping tabs on the effort to protect seventeen miles of the National Wild & Scenic Chetco River from being mined, the clock is now ticking.

July 30, 2014, was the one-year mark for the 5-year temporary mineral withdrawal, put in place by the Secretary of Interior at the request of the U.S. Forest Service.