In 2009, we made steady progress towards securing protection for Oregon's last Coast Range wilderness. With leadership from Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Ron Wyden legislation to designate 26,000 acres of amazing forests and wild streams was introduced in Congress. Hearings were held in relevant committees on Capitol Hill, with overwhelming support from land managers, conservation groups, and neighbors of the proposed Wilderness.
Now, in 2010, we need to be sure this momentum isn't lost, and that this incredibly special place finally gets the protection it deserves. Rep. DeFazio and Senator Wyden need to hear that YOU haven't forgotten about the Devil's Staircase Wilderness bill, and that they should push forward with passing this important legislation this year.Take Action!____
Call Senator Wyden's Portland office at (503) 326-7525 or fill out his contact form at http://wyden.senate.gov/contact/
Thank him for his past work to protect Devil's Staircase Wilderness, and ask him to push for mark-up of the legislation so it can move out of committee and towards final passage.
Call Rep. DeFazio's Eugene office at (541) 465-6732 or fill out his contact form at https://forms.house.gov/defazio/IMA/contact.html
Thank him for his past work to protect Devil's Staircase Wilderness, and ask him to work with Senator Wyden to be sure Devil's Staircase moves forward this year.