Wild Owyhee: Oregon’s undiscovered ‘Grand Canyon’
Few people know about the Owyhee (and even fewer can pronounce it). So, last fall, we piled into a couple of RVs with friends from Ibex Outdoor Clothing and Osprey Packs, and went on an adventure into Oregon’s Owyhee (oh-WYE-hee) Canyonlands to raise awareness about this natural treasure — and support the great work done by the Owyhee Canyonlands Coalition to secure permanent protection for this truly wild place that we all share.
The short film “Wild Owyhee” showcases the natural beauty of the largest stretch of unprotected public land in the lower 48 states. Words can’t describe the vast, stunning landscape of Owyhee’s almost two million acres of untouched terrain that has been called “Oregon’s Grand Canyon.” So we won’t even try. Instead, watch the video for a glimpse into the amazing remoteness of the Owyhee and the myriad adventures on tap there. Then, help keep it wild by signing the petition to permanently protect Owyhee Canyonlands.
“This is the last big — and I mean really big — undeveloped chunk of real estate where people can experience grandiosity left in the United States. And it’s pretty special, and maybe we should make sure that a couple more generations get to see it, too.”
Julie Weikel, local advocate