The Owyhee Canyonlands are one of the most remote and beautiful places in the country. The whitewater of the Owyhee River system draws river runners from across the U.S., and the secluded canyons provide homes for some of the nation’s largest herds of bighorn sheep, as well as 6,000 pronghorn antelope, seven species of bats, sage grouse, songbirds, and more.
But the Owyhee Canyonlands remain the largest unprotected roadless areas in the lower 48 states, rendering them vulnerable to the development of large open-pit gold mines and irresponsible off-road vehicle use.
The Sierra Club is working to:
- Permanently protect the Owyhee Canyonlands so future generations will also be able to enjoy their wonders.