Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Reports

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.

Illinois River Rafting

User Impacts

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

Owyhee River Drone Sign

Drones

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

Trails

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

John Day River

Drones in Wilderness

John Day River, Oregon. Camera crews from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) have used drones to film presentations in wilderness areas […]

Forest along Trinity wild river corridor

Drones

Trinity River, California. How is river management addressing the use of drones in wilderness and on our wild rivers?  In […]

Rivers

Rivers

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

Trinity Alps Wilderness

Trails

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

Forest along Trinity wild river corridor

Drones

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

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

Trails

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, Oregon. Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, located in central Oregon just south of Prairie City, is a small wilderness […]

Trails

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Mt. Washington

Fire

Mount Washington Wilderness, Oregon. Oregon's Willamette National Forest has been aggressively promoting a proposal to use helicopters to ignite prescribed […]

Fire

Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon. While on a wilderness day hike we discovered a section trail completely destroyed by fire suppression […]

Motors

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho. While floating Idaho's Main Salmon River I discovered that motorized vehicles were […]

Diamond Peak Wilderness

Trails

Diamond Peak Wilderness, Oregon. On a wilderness ski trip I found that the plastic blue diamonds, long used to mark […]

Owyhee River Drone Issue

Drones

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

Mt Rainier, Wonderland Trail

Values

Mount Rainier National Park. While hiking the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier in Washington state I was disappointed at the […]

Three Sisters, Willamette National Forest

Permits

Wilderness Permits, Oregon. Why are wilderness users expected to fill out registration cards at every trailhead and have them ready […]

Three Sisters Ski Trip

Equal Access

Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon. Hiking a road behind a locked FS gate before a backcountry ski trip I was stunned […]

Drones

John Day River, Oregon. News of a OPB presentation filmed on a wild section of the John Day River with […]

Values

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. Mount Rainier says that much of the park is managed as wilderness.  During our hike […]