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On February 14, Senators Wyden and Merkley re-introduced the Chetco River protection bill as part of their new Oregon Treasures Act.

“The lands addressed in these bills are among Oregon’s most pristine areas,” Senator Wyden said. “These areas provide habitats to countless species of plants and animals, economic benefits to surrounding communities and recreational opportunities for Oregonians and visitors throughout the nation. Senator Merkley and I will continue working with our colleagues to do all that we can to preserve these areas for generations to come.”

“Oregon’s wilderness contains some of the most beautiful land in America,” Senator Merkley said. “These bills are an important step toward protecting some of our most treasured areas and making sure that surrounding communities have the healthy salmon, steelhead and trout runs, recreation, and tourism for their local economies that they depend on.”

Thank you Senators!