7th November 2012
The Devil's Staircase Wilderness Coalition is pleased to report that on October 27th, it led Senator Merkley, his staff and family down to the Staircase and back safely. Senator Merkley, along with Rep. DeFazio and Senator Wyden, are Congressional champions of the legislation to create the 30,000-acre Devil's Staircase Wilderness in the Oregon Coast Range.
While the political climate is difficult right now for gaining wilderness protection for any area in the US, the Devil's Staircase is at the top of the list for likelihood of being included in a wilderness or omnibus bill in the next year. Let's work to make it happen!