Crater Lake Wilderness Slideshow Debuts in Portland
Coalition to protect Crater Lake kicks off presentation and urges action
This Thursday, March 29th in Portland, Environment Oregon and The Wild on Wilderness Committee of Umpqua Watersheds will jointly present a free slideshow showcasing the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal to create a nearly 500,000 acre, 75-mile wildlife corridor. The show begins at 7 PM at the Sellwood Public House.
Air, land and underwater photographs will feature spectacular trees, vistas and waterfalls of the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal. Journeying up and down Oregon’s majestic Umpqua River, the slideshow offers attendees a unique opportunity to view the incredible, pristine wilderness surrounding Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake.
Unfortunately, current proposals for clearcuts threaten thousands of acres of forest near Crater Lake, and the destruction could start as soon as this summer. These woods shelter the headwaters of the Rogue and Umpqua Rivers, critical for maintaining healthy runs of Steelhead, Coho and Chinook salmon. Wilderness designation would also ensure critical habitat protection for Oregon’s most iconic species, such as bald eagles, Roosevelt elk, black bear, and ensure Crater Lake was protected for generations to come.
Environment Oregon will share ways for community members to take action to protect the Crater Lake and the surrounding wilderness. For more information, visit www.environmentoregon.org.
Free to the public and media (21+ venue)
WHAT: Slideshow and discussion on Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal
WHERE: Sellwood Public House, 8132 SE 13th St, Portland OR / 21+
WHEN: March, 29th at 7:00 pm
SPEAKERS: Sarah Higginbotham, State Director Environment Oregon; Bob Hoehne, Wild on Wilderness; and more
Additional presentations: March 28th – Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem OR, 7 PM; April 10th – The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend, OR, 6:30 PM