Oregon Wildlands Act, creating Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, passes U.S. Senate

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The proposed Devil’s Staircase WIlderness is a 30,000 acre patch of old-growth forest in the Central Coast Range, between the Smith and Umpqua rivers east of Reedsport.
Zach Urness / Statesman Journal

A major public lands package that would create a new wilderness area in Oregon, protect 250 miles of state waterways and safeguard a small community from wildfire passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

The bipartisan package of around 120 different bills now heads to the U.S. House for consideration before potentially coming to the desk

...read more at https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/02/12/oregon-wildlands-act-devils-staircase-wilderness-ron-wyden-passes-u-s-senate/2850886002/

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