> To the Editor,
I have been hunting in Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven since 1985. I have many fond memories of my time spent traveling across these majestic lands in search of deer and elk. Today, we have the opportunity to improve access to these vast tracts of public land by having them be designated as wilderness.
Since 1966, every Congress but this one has passed wilderness bills and added to a public land legacy that belongs to all Americans. Today, over two dozen wilderness bills sit before Congress awaiting action. These are proposals that will protect more than 2.3 million acres of special places in 12 states, including Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven right here in Jefferson County.
Time remains for Congress to act on the Cathedral Rock Horse Heaven Wilderness bill in the lame duck session, but our legislators must move quickly. Contact Sens. Wyden and Merkley today and urge them to support more wilderness in Oregon.
Northeast Jefferson County ranch owner