Ground Truth: Inside FSEEE

Devil’s Staircase: A Place Like No Other

Photo © Mike Putnam.

FSEEE has long championed protecting the spectacular Devil’s Staircase in Oregon’s Coast Range as a designated wilderness area.

For a first-person account of a trip to the rugged region—and its signature feature, a naturally terraced waterfall surrounded by old-growth forest—check out Oregon photographer Mike Putnam’s website. Mike recently ventured to the falls and captured some spectacular images.

Last month, Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced legislation that would permanently protect more than 30,000 acres as the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Area.