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
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