Get to know our Owyhee River

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Our Wild & Scenic Owyhee River. Photo: J. Davis
Located in southeastern Oregon and reaching across the corner of Idaho to its headwaters in northeastern Nevada, 35 percent of the Owyhee River within Oregon has been classified as “Wild and Scenic” for its recreational, wildlife, geologic and cultural values.  Read More

An Owyhee packrafting adventure

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Running Whistling Bird rapid on the wild Owyhee River. Photo: T. McDonald
Nick McEachern is an outdoor educator who splits his time between Central Oregon, Salt Lake City, and the Teton Valley. He is an instructor for the Northwest Outward Bound School where he seeks to educate the next generation of river runners and conservationists. His passion is looking at the edges of the map for out-of-the-way hidden gems and using human power to cross unique landscapes with his close friends. Read More

Owyhee Beckoning

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Julie Weikel rides her horse through the Owyhee. Photo: Dan Holz
Julie Weikel grew up in 'ION' country, the area where Idaho, Oregon and Nevada's borders meet. She worked for over four decades in the area as a large animal vet, building an intimate, deep knowledge of the Owyhee's people, history, land, water and wildlife. She's traveled extensively throughout the Owyhee Canyonlands and explored many of it's most remote places by horseback, truck and foot - adventures which continue to deepen and grow her tremendous knowledge of and love for this special part of Oregon. Read More

Migration Brewing Company: Wild for the Owyhee

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Beauty punctuated every corner in the Owyhee Canyonlands during a trip with Migration Brewing Co. staff. Photo: Migration Brewing Co.
Migration Brewing Co. believes that great beer makes the journey. Their team returned from an adventure in Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands inspired by the special majesty of the place. Now, they've taken their love of place to the next level, adding their voice to call upon Senators Wyden and Merkley to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands. Read More