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June 23, 2014 — Cascadia Wildlands will be leading public hikes into the proposed Devil’s Staircase Wilderness this summer. These excursions are for the physically fit, are incredibly demanding, are mostly off-trail, and won’t necessarily go to theMore

Senator Merkley at the Devil’s Staircase Waterfall

November 7, 2012 — The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Coalition is pleased to report that on October 27th, it led Sen. Jeff Merkley, his staff and family down to the Staircase and back safely. Sen. Merkley, along with Rep.More

Oregonian Features Devil’s Staircase

November 16, 2011 — The Oregonian’s outdoor and travel writer featured Devil’s Staircase in yesterday’s blog. He points out that Devil’s Staircase is included in a recently-released Interior Department report on landscapes deserving special protection, noting “The wildMore

Devil’s Staircase bills move in Congress

November 9, 2011 — On Oct. 25, the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a public hearing on the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Act, H.R. 1413. All testimony supported its passage. Today, the Senate EnergyMore

Editorial Endorses Devil’s Staircase

July 1, 2010 — Here’s the key text from a Eugene Register-Guard editorial endorsing the Devil’s Staircase wilderness: Even with the addition of these public lands protections, Oregon’s wilderness inventory would still lag behind those of its NorthwestMore

Senate Committee Approves Devil’s Staircase Wilderness

June 30, 2010 — On June 21, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Act, S. 1272. Senator Wyden and his staff deserve extra kudos for patiently and expertly moving this bill forwardMore

Personalize an Auto Letter to Sen. Wyden Now!

February 18, 2010 — We must continue to move the Devil’s Staircase bill through the Senate. It had a hearing in October. It is time for mark-up. Help us protect this coastal gem forever. Personalize and send anMore

Let’s move this Wilderness bill!

February 12, 2010 — In 2009, we made steady progress towards securing protection for Oregon’s last Coast Range wilderness. With leadership from Rep. Peter DeFazio and Sen. Ron Wyden legislation to designate 26,000 acres of amazing forests andMore

Oregon Field Guide Video

November 20, 2009 — Last night, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Field Guide aired its epic trek into Devil’s Staircase. Cascadia Wildlands led the expedition. Kudos to all for finding the Staircase and getting everyone back safely!