Protecting the Owyhee Canyonlands

By: Heidi Dahlin, Conservation Chair

The Owyhee Canyonlands fall in three states: Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada (Image: Sierra Club/Mike McCurry) Jagged rock formations, sagebrush steppe, and strikingly colored desert characterize the Owyhee Canyonlands. Located in the southeast corner of Oregon, the area provides an outdoor experience unlike any other in the state. The whitewater of the Owyhee River system draws river runners from across the country and the remote canyons provide homes for some of the nation’s largest herds of bighorn sheep. The Owyhee Canyonlands are a national treasure, and truly one of the most remote and beautiful places in the United States. . .

Click here to read the rest of Heidi’s piece on “Lay of the Land,” the national Sierra Club’s public lands and wildlife blog!

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