The Owyhee Canyonlands

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Carved by desert rivers winding toward the Pacific, the Owyhee Canyonlands are the largest undeveloped natural area left unprotected in the Lower 48. Just a handful of paved roads cross these 5 million acres of craggy, red-rock canyons, blue-ribbon trout streams and vast rolling hills that serve as prime habitat for golden eagles, bighorn sheep and the Greater sage-grouse, which is threatened with extinction.

We invite you to experience the wonder of the Owyhee Canyonlands, the last great undeveloped expanse of the American West.

About the Campaign for the Owyhee Canyonlands

The Campaign for the Owyhee Canyonlands is a group of citizens and organizations that believes we must have the foresight to protect this special place. While remoteness has long insulated this corner of southeast Oregon, development pressure -- including mining -- is now clawing at its edges.

We envision a future for the Owyhee where plant and animal communities flourish, wide-open spaces and recreational opportunities abound and local communities thrive. We want the next generation to inherit the same beauty and solitude that we find in the Owyhee Canyonlands today.

We invite you to experience the wonder of the Owyhee Canyonlands. And after you do, we’ll hope you will join us in speaking out to preserve its most special places.

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