Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Jane Heisler on March 6, 2020
Mt. Hood Wilderness Coalition Phone calls
January 13, 2020 – March 9, 2020
Participants and Hours
|Pre Planning hours||2|
|Post Admin hours||2|
Key Issue: Wilderness & Monument Designation/Protection
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Oregon Wild, Oregon Chapter of Sierra Club, Bark, Oregon Trail Keepers, Audubon of Portland, Crag Law, Friends of the Gorge
Landscape/area: Mount Hood National Forest (1069427 acres)
Short Description of Activity
These phone calls are a continuation of the Broad’s effort to join with other environmental non-profits to push for additional wilderness, national recreation area and wild and scenic rivers in the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia Gorge.
We have a draft House Bill!!! The result of the past 8 months of tossing around ideas has resulted in a draft bill by Reperesentative Blumenaeur’s office. We will continue to meet and refine with the Rep. The expectation is that this spring it will be introduced. The group has agreed to keep the draft bill internal until it is more refined.
The goal is to continue participating with this group to push forward a set of wild and scenic rivers, wilderness expansion and an enlargement of the recreation area.