Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
Great news! The House of Representatives voted 285-140 today to pass H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. This means that the bill is on the way to Obama?s desk to be signed into law and that Badlands and Spring Basin will become Oregon?s second and third desert Wilderness areas.
This is an incredible victory for Oregon?s high desert that owes thanks to so many people. We will be holding a celebration in May to honor the work of all the people who made this happen. I will be sure to pass along an invite to all of you in the next few weeks.
For now, please cherish this moment and, if you are free tonight, come join us to celebrate at Silver Moon Brewery at 5pm.
All the best!
Brent Fenty, Executive Director
Oregon Natural Desert Association
33 NW Irving St.
Bend, OR 97701