This bill would add the Zane Grey Roadless Area to the current 35,800 acre Wild Rogue Wilderness as well as an additional 143 miles of tributaries that feed into the Rogue. This includes 93 new miles of Wild & Scenic protection! It just keeps getting better in Oregon.
|Stair Creek Falls, Rogue River|
Image: Jared Cruce
"These proposed protections emerged from discussions between environmental and business groups who realize protecting Oregon's natural resources like the Rogue is in the best interest of all Oregonians," he added.
Senator Merkeley had this to say about the area:
"The Rogue River and surrounding wild areas are one of Oregon's true gems — known around the world for world-class fishing and recreation. This bill will strengthen protection of the Rogue's natural heritage, protect key species, including salmon and steelhead, and bring increased tourism and economic activity to the region."
Thank you Senator Wyden and Merkeley. Let's hope this bill passes.