In 1988, Pacific Rivers (then Oregon Rivers Council) took the unprecedented step of crafting the nation’s first large federal river protection act, the landmark Oregon Omnibus National Wild and Scenic River Act of 1988. This Act remains the largest river protection legislation in the nation’s history. It added 40 outstanding rivers totaling 1500 river miles to the National Wild and Scenic River system in Oregon. Seven additional rivers were given “Study” status for future designation.
Segments of the following rivers were added to the system:
Big Marsh Creek
Donner und Blitzen River
Grande Ronde River
John Day River
Little Deschutes River
North Fork Crooked River
North Fork John Day River
North Fork Malheur River
North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River
Take Action The Army Corp of Engineers released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Chehalis River Dam and public comment is open through November 17, 2020. The Army Corp of Engineers is responsible for issuing the dam construction permit. This is your opportunity to let them know your thoughts and what they should include in their Final Environmental Impact Statement. Click the button below to learn more and comment on the dam.