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Conservationists Push To Expand Rogue River Wilderness Area

By Devan Schwartz
Oregon Public Broadcasting

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, many conservationists are pushing for an expansion of the wilderness surrounding the iconic Rogue River.

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On the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, many conservationists are pushing for an expansion of the wilderness surrounding the iconic Rogue River.

Each year, the Rogue River in Southern Oregon welcomes a busy summer season of rafters, kayakers and fishers.

Robyn Janssen, the clean water campaigner with Rogue Riverkeeper, rowed a boat down the river during a recent trip to discuss the wilderness proposal.

“We are just entering in the actual wilderness section of the Wild and Scenic Rogue Wilderness,” Janssen said. “A lot of people don’t know that the wilderness starts this far down.”

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