Kate and Aaron are joined by Tim Davis, founder and executive director of Friends of the Owyhee, and Karly Foster, campaign manager at the Oregon Natural Desert Association, to talk about how we can better protect the Owyhee Canyonlands. The Owyhee Canyonlands span from southeast Oregon into southwest Idaho, and it is one of the most remote, intact landscapes in the Western U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is running a bill that would help balance extractive uses and conservation in the landscape, and the coalition working to protect the Owyhee just launched a campaign asking President Joe Biden to designate the region as a monument, as well.
- Conservation Toolbox – Center for Western Priorities
- Repeat offender spills oil in Grand Staircase-Escalante – Salt Lake Tribune
- U.S. oil production up, despite changes to federal leasing system – Look West
- New National Wildlife Refuges in Wyoming and Tennessee – USFWS
Music: Purple Planet
Featured image: BLM/Flickr