The unprotected wild lands around Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge are icons of Oregonís rich legacy of Lewis and Clark.
The Corps of Discovery first passed through the wild Columbia River Gorge and viewed the rugged Mt. Hood during the fall of 1805. Despite the tolls of logging and development in what is now the Mt. Hood National Forest, many of these areas are still relatively pristine and look much the way they would have to the explorers nearly two hundred years ago.
It is the Sierra Clubís goal to promote the Lewis and Clark bicentennial as a unique opportunity to provide historical commemoration and lasting protection to these extraordinary landscapes.
We hope our plan to protect the Wild Oregon explored by Lewis and Clark inspires the adventurer and the conservationist in you.