The Many Parts Of Oregon Protected By New Federal Law
The name might provide an ominous tone, but "Devil's Staircase" makes people in Oregon happy. The stairstep-like water feature in the Coast Range is now part of a wilderness area, protected by the public lands bill that recently sailed through both houses of Congress.
Cascadia Wildlands, Trout Unlimited, and Oregon Wild both worked for years to protect Devil's Staircase and other areas under the Oregon Wildlands Act. The act ended up a portion of a much larger bill. Representatives of all three groups visit with details and reaction.