May162018

Hells Canyon

"The first year I was in Northeast Oregon, I went to the employment office in Enterprise and there were two jobs: cook and sheep herder. So I selected the outdoor option..." This is the story of one of my all-time favorite nonprofits: The Greater Hells Canyon Council (FKA The Hells Canyon Preservation Council). They work to protect one of the best kept secrets in Oregon, and possibly the most remote and diverse set of landscapes in the lower 48. Starring conservationists Kirsten and Brian, and featuring Pete Seeger on the yodels in the track "Don't Ask What a River is For," which he recorded in Hells Canyon while on a rafting trip to save the Snake River.

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