Grand Canyon, Arizona


Wilderness Report collects and shares information on wilderness management issues compiled by wilderness users.  The reports filed below include Trip Reports, user observations from wilderness outings, and Issue Reports, correspondence between wilderness user(s) and a wilderness management agency on a specific wilderness management issue.  These reports also grade wilderness managers in a variety of categories related to wilderness management and the protection of wilderness values.  These grades will be used to compile an annual wilderness management Scorecard that will be used to celebrate excellence in wilderness management.

A Tribute to Clem Pope

Clem Pope was a Wilderness advocate and master of traditional trail skills. He was part of ITA’s early days and […]

ITA Remembers Volunteers

Idaho Trail Association (ITA) lost two members of our trail family recently, Clem Pope and John Platt. Both men inspired […]

Support the Wilderness Defense Fund

"We cannot continue on down this road. Wilderness is too precious a resource." Clem Pope

Wilderness Loses an Advocate

Wilderness has just lost the voice of one of its staunchest advocates. Clem, a 45 year Forest Service Wilderness veteran, […]

What is Future of Wilderness Leadership?

Where do Wilderness leaders come from and where will we grow our next generation of Wilderness protectors?

Illinois River Rafting

User Impacts

The Illinois is a a crystal clear river in Southwest Oregon.  Remote, difficult and challenging it cuts through the Siskiyou […]


The Lower Owyhee, tucked away in the southeast corner of Oregon, drains portions of Idaho and Nevada. Our trip, before […]


A great low elevation winter walk if you don't mind blowing rain, howling winds and raingear-soaking trailside brush. Cummings Creek […]

Drones in Wilderness

Camera crews from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) have used drones to film presentations in wilderness areas and on wild rivers.  

Forest along wild river corridor


How is river management addressing the use of drones in wilderness and on our wild rivers?  In an effort to […]



When two Oregon State Police officers marched into our camp on the Grande Ronde River I was stunned.   It was […]

Trinity Alps Wilderness


The Trinity Alps Wilderness lies west of Interstate 5; near Lake Shasta, within view of Mount Shasta.  They have a […]

Forest along wild river corridor


The Trinity River drainage contains a number of sections classified under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  In efforts to […]

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness


Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, located in central Oregon just south of Prairie City, is a small wilderness well-surrounded by roads.  It […]


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Mt. Washington


Oregon's Willamette National Forest has been aggressively promoting a proposal to use helicopters to ignite prescribed fires within the Mt. […]


While on a wilderness day hike we discovered a section trail completely destroyed by fire suppression efforts; a one to […]


While floating Idaho's Main Salmon River I discovered that motorized vehicles were violating the Frank Church River of No return […]


On a wilderness ski trip I found that the plastic blue diamonds, long used to mark winter ski trails, had […]


It was a peaceful, sunny morning on the Owyhee River. Coffee in hand, watching the early morning light play over […]


While hiking the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier in Washington state I was disappointed at the extensive use of chainsaws […]