Rogue River

Rogue Wilderness
9:54 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Why Is It Taking So Long To Expand The Rogue Wilderness?

On the Rogue River politics seems far away. But if this wilderness is to expand it must overcome political hurdles.
Credit Bureau of Land Management / Wikicommons

On the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Rogue River in Southern Oregon welcomes a busy summer season of rafters, kayakers and fishers.

The Rogue is one of the West’s most iconic rivers. And many conservationists are calling for Congress to expand the wilderness area surrounding it.

Robyn Janssen is with Rogue Riverkeeper. She helped organize a recent trip down the Rogue to highlight the river’s environmental issues.

Janssen: “So we are just entering in the actual wilderness section of the wild and scenic Rogue Wilderness.”

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Northwest Fires
4:18 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Rogue River Re-Opens As Fire Threat Diminishes

InciWeb. Firefighters working on the Big Windy Fire raft down the Rogue River.

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 3:41 pm

Rafters can once again try their luck shooting the rapids on a popular southern Oregon river.

The Rogue River re-opened to pleasure-seekers Monday after weekend rains tamped down some wildfires in the area. The nearly two-week closure was a major economic hit to businesses that specialize in river recreation.

Pete Wallstrom owns Momentum River Expeditions. He says his first guided trip down the Rogue won't be until Thursday as staffers try to get hold of people who canceled their trips.

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