Dear friends,

Public lands are a precious part of Oregon’s natural heritage. Wilderness, national recreation areas, wild and scenic rivers, and other federal public lands across the state preserve natural treasures and protect some of the values we hold most dear: wildlife; clean air and water; and opportunities for outdoor recreation. These are some of our greatest gifts to future generations. Thanks to the hard work of many individuals including Senator Ron Wyden, last month, Congress passed long-overdue legislation protecting public lands and natural resources across the United States, including about 130,000 acres and more than 280 miles of rivers in Oregon. Senator Wyden and I want to start the conversation now about where we go from here. We want to hear from you about what public lands mean to you. Why do you care about protecting them, and what are the places on federal lands in Oregon that are most special to you? I hope you will join Senator Wyden and me for a public forum to discuss Oregon’s public land legacy, and how we can all be a part of it.

March 18, 2019 at 3:30 PM (doors open at 3 PM) at the Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 SE 43rd Avenue Portland, OR 97215.

Please contact my office at (503) 231-2300 if you need any accommodations. Seated capacity will be limited at this event. Please plan accordingly. Transportation and parking: parking will be limited at this event. Please consider taking public transportation, biking, or walking.

You can RSVP here: https://blumenauerforms.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=21. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you can join Senator Wyden and me on Monday, March 18th.


Earl Blumenauer, Member of Congress