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The Future of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic River System

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 Oregon is blessed with vast networks of rivers and streams flowing through remarkable landscapes and ecosystems. River Democracy Act, filmed by Shane Anderson and produced by Pacific Rivers, highlights Senator Ron Wyden’s efforts to preserve the state’s rivers. In October 2019, Wyden set out to substantially increase the number and miles of the state’s watersheds protected as Wild and Scenic Rivers. After evaluating the recommendations of their fellow Oregonians, Wyden and his staff settled on 800 separate sections, comprising a total of nearly 4700 miles, of Oregon rivers to include in the River Democracy Act.