1968: Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area

Larry Williams

For today's #ThrowbackTuesday post, we want to highlight the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area. #DYK in 1968, Oregon Environmental Council helped pass this act that grants the highest level of protection possible for natural areas in the nation, classifying over 100,000 acres as a wilderness area? For those visiting Mt. Jefferson or its wilderness area, please share your photos with us! Tag us! #LovingOregon #ItsYourOregon — Every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to our 50th Anniversary Celebration in October, we will be sharing some of our greatest accomplishments to date, all of which were achieved by a group of ordinary #Oregonians working together over the last half-century. They championed landmark legislative policies that have transformed the health of our communities and helped spark a ripple of change across the nation. Join us as we celebrate 50 years of #LovingOregon, visit our profile for more info!

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1968: OEC is founded

Our first volunteer president Maradel Gale begins lobbying for the environment on behalf of concerned citizens across our great state. Maradel Gale
July 18, 1968, 6:27 pm


1980: Crater Lake Wilderness Expansion

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1978: Gained wilderness status for French Pete

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