Hells Canyon America's Deepest Gorge: The Inside Story of an Impossible Victory

Hells Canyon America's Deepest Gorge: The Inside Story of an Impossible Victory

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Overview

On July 31, 1976 conservation history was made where the fast-flowing Snake River in Hells Canyon forms the border between Oregon and Idaho. Here a ceremony is held on the Oregon rim to dedicate the new Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. This dedication prohibited any future dams in the canyon and designated the Middle Snake Wild River and Hells Canyon Wilderness Area. This is the story of how this dedication came to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987409918
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Larry Williams served as the Oregon VP for the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs and then the executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council during the period covered here, and later served on the staff of the Council on Environmental Quality during the administration of President Jimmy Carter, and later became the director of the Sierra Club's international program. In 2008 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Environmental Council. He lives in Washington, DC. lwindc@starpower.net.
Brock Evans, an attorney by training, led the filings in the vital Federal Power Commission licensing proceedings that achieved delay when most needed. He was the Sierra Club's Northwest Representative during the struggle against the Snake River dams. Later, he was the Sierra Club's chief lobbyist in Washington during final passage of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Act bill. He is also the author of a recent prize-winning book, Fight and Win about successful environmental campaigns. In 1981 he also received the Sierra Club's highest honor, the John Muir Award. He lives in La Grand, OR.
Doug Scott, a forester by training, coordinated the largest Earth Day program at that time on the campus of the University of Michigan and served on the board of directors of the national coordinating nonprofit for the original Earth Day 1970. He was a lobbyist for The Wilderness Society in Washington, DC, and then became Northwest Representative for the Sierra Club during the years covered here. He later was chief Sierra Club lobbyist for the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 and 1997 received the Sierra Club's highest honor, the John Muir Award. He is the author of three books and many magazine articles and principal of Doug Scott Wilderness Consulting. He lives in Palm Springs, CA. scottdoug959@gmail.com.

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