Sign the Petition
Breathtaking. Inspiring. Priceless. Under a canopy of stars, the rivers, hills and wildlife of the Owyhee Canyonlands are a priceless piece of Oregon that belongs to all of us. Please sign the petition below to tell our leaders to protect this natural treasure for future generations.Read the full petition.
Oregon’s spectacular Owyhee Canyonlands is an irreplaceable treasure and the largest unprotected area left in the lower 48 states.
Remoteness will no longer protect the Owyhee: Development pressure and impacts are coming. Damage from irresponsible ATV use is already here, while mining could be next. Protecting the Owyhee would safeguard one of the nation’s largest herd of bighorn sheep, as well as native trout, raptors and the imperiled Greater sage-grouse. Please have the foresight to preserve this special place for future generations.
Permanently protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands would also help the local economy, providing certainty for ranchers who will continue to graze their herds while boosting businesses with recreation and tourism. Legal roads and routes would remain open, guaranteeing access for those who hike, camp, hunt, fish and explore.
I support permanent protection of Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands. Our elected leaders need to act now to protect this special part of Oregon.