Author: bobpassaro

Progress in the House

November 13, 2009 — On October 28, the House Natural Resources Committee marked-up and passed the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Bill, H.R. 2888. The bill now goes to the House floor where it will be voted on next year.More

Umpqua Wilderness Conference

October 19, 2009 — One of the Devil’s Staircase Coalition members, Umpqua Watersheds, is hosting a wilderness conference that includes Devil’s Staircase information and a hike into the area the next day. Saturday, Nov 7, 9-3:30 in Roseburg,More

Forest Service/BLM Endorse Bill

October 2, 2009 — by Andy Stahl I admit that Washington, D.C., is not my favorite place to visit. But yesterday was special. The House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Peter’s Devil’s Staircase Wilderness bill (HR 2888) couldMore

House Natural Resources Hearing

October 1, 2009 — I’m camped outside Peter DeFazio’s office — it opens at 9 a.m. — going over my testimony for today’s hearing. Read it belo. — Andy Stahl. Congressional testimony of Andy Stahl, Executive Director, ForestMore

Warnings About Trying to Visit Devil’s Staircase!

July 29, 2009 — The Roseburg News-Review reported yesterday on the second group of hikers to spend an unplanned night in the Devil’s Staircase. Warning: Do not attempt to find the Devil’s Staircase waterfall without an experienced guide.More

Explore Devil’s Staircase This Summer

July 28, 2009 — Cascadia Wildlands will be guiding a series of hikes to the proposed Devil’s Staircase Wilderness this summer. The hikes will explore various parts of the proposed wilderness and won’t necessarily go to the Devil’sMore

Devil’s Staircase Wilderness Bills!

June 16, 2009 — Today, June 16, Rep. DeFazio, D-Ore, and Sen. Wyden, D-Ore, introduced companion bills, H.R. 2888 and S. 1272, designating the 29,650-acre Devil’s Staircase Wilderness. The bills also protect Franklin and Wasson Creeks as WildMore

Ways to Help Protect the Devil’s Staircase

April 22, 2009 — Write to Congress Write your two U.S. Senators and your Representative. Ask them to support Wilderness protection. With the recent passage of the Public Lands bill in March that provided new Wilderness protection toMore