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Owyhee Canyonlands Inspire Awe


Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  2/6/2004

Come experience the spendor of the Owyhee Canyonlands on Sunday, February 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Sunriver Area Public Library. The Oregon Chapter Sierra Club High Desert Committee presents a slideshow highlighting the majestic and imperiled Owyhee Canyonlands of Southeastern Oregon.

When describing the Owyhee Canyonlands, Ken Snide, Sierra Club member, uses words like “rugged beauty,” “solitude,” and “extreme.” According to Snider, “the area is virtually unknown to Oregonians and the rest of the nation.” The Owyhee, comprises roughly 3 million acres of Bureau of Land Management public lands in Idaho, Nevada and includes the most rugged and remote corner of Oregon. “It is the largest, undeveloped, unprotected wildlands region in the United States, south of Alaska,” states Snider, who also points out that less than 3% of the Owyhee is adequately protected. “We hope to arouse some concern over the Owyhee and its wilderness designation fate. It is a place worthy of protection.”

The Sierra Club, in existence since 1892 is dedicated to educating people about the Earth and protecting its wild places. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit www.dpls.lib.or.
According to Snider, “the area is virtually unknown to Oregonians and the rest of the nation.” The Owyhee, comprises roughly 3 million acres of Bureau of Land Management public lands in Idaho, Nevada and includes the most rugged and remote corner of Oregon. “It is the largest, undeveloped, unprotected wildlands region in the United States, south of Alaska,” states Snider, who also points out that less than 3% of the Owyhee is adequately protected. “We hope to arouse some concern over the Owyhee and its wilderness designation fate. It is a place worthy of protection.”

For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032.

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