Land Protection Guarantee

A newly released management plan for the Owyhee Canyonlands in Oregon will bring greater protections for more than 400,000 acres of public land. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan Amendment has been 20 years in the making. The region is viewed as a crucial wildlife corridor and also important habitat for sage grouse. The farmlands that rely on that watershed produces over a billion bags of onions annually, and there’s 150,000 acres of farmland from the watershed.