Back in May, our Commissioners sent a letter to Federal Senators to not support the River Democracy Act, titled something about stopping the “Land Grab”. They are afraid that protecting rivers and streams in Oregon will stop the mining wanted by local American Mineral Research. The are saying Josephine County voters don’t support the River Democracy Act or our Southwest Oregon Mineral Withdrawal. They based their objections to protecting our rivers on a misrepresentation of an advisory vote and propaganda put out by the mining company.
Senators Wyden and Merkley (and congress) needs to know there’s big support for protecting the beautiful, crystal clear creeks and rivers of the Kalmiopsis and Wild Rivers Coast in the River Democracy Act.
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The River Democracy Act protects the tributaries of the Wild and Scenic Illinois, Chetco, North Fork Smith and Rogue rivers and Hunter Creek and the Pistol Rivers as Wild and Scenic Rivers. The RDA includes Wild and Scenic River designation for Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek, Silver Creek and Indigo Creek that have been USFS Candidate Wild and Scenic Rivers since 1994.