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Wilderness

Spring 2017

Published March 3rd, 2017 in Wilderness

Wilderness

Bob Hoehne

The wild on Wilderness committee has been busy working on the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal. We are giving a Crater Lake Wilderness Slide show at the Patagonia store in Portland on June 8th at 7:00 pm. Please tell any friends in Portland to come out. We have been interviewing people for the CLWP our reach job, it will be decided soon.

There are many great hikes planned for this summer. With all the rain, the creeks and rivers are very full and beautiful. The water falls are booming with water so bring your camera. Be careful of the cold and swift water if you go for a swim.

Please consider writing a letter to the editor in support of the CLWP. Much help is needed to build support for the proposal. One interesting way of supporting the project is going up and in to the wild areas and take pictures and do citizen research. Also called Adapt a Wilderness for more information contact us.

The amazing Spring Chinook Salmon are in the Umpqua River now, you can go up to swift water park bridge and watch them jump this time of year. Go just before it get dark. It is a site to see. These fish that need clean cold water are just one of many creatures that are hoping for Forest protection. Storing carbon in these old growth trees will play a big part to help with climate change. There are many other values to wilderness. Wilderness does not need much of a debate. Just people to speak up for WILDERNESS. We meet the last Wednesday of the month at the UW office at 6:00 pm

We need wild places.