Wild Owyhee – The Last Big Wilderness

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These are the Owyhee Canyonlands, an expanse of two and a half million acres in southeast Oregon. Larger than Yellowstone, the Owyhee is home to one of the nation’s largest herds of California bighorn sheep, the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse, and more than two dozen plant species that exist nowhere else in the world.

“This is the last big, and I mean really big, undeveloped chunk of real estate where people can experience grandiosity left in the United States,” said Julie Weikel, a longtime resident and advocate. “It’s pretty special, and maybe we should make sure a couple more generations…

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