Forest Service Considering Plan to Manage Wilderness Overuse

The number of annual visitors to the Three Sisters Wilderness has almost tripled in the past five years and now the US Forest Service is considering a plan to limit the number of daily visitors to the Three Sisters and four other major hiking destinations in Oregon.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at how they plan to manage the access to prevent any long-term damage to the wilderness.

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  • We live here. We do not use these places to camp and such, we have a home to go back too. We are found in these places quite a lot on day trips. Within the last oh 5 yrs or so there are so many people in some of these places it is just shocking! Something needs to happen. The tax payers should not have to pay for other peoples vacations , upkeep costs, the costs of search and rescue on and on. Oregon has been my home for 50 yrs and there has been big changes in the amount of folks using our public lands…. something has to change …. if this is a working idea, well we will see?

  • We live here. We do not use these places to camp and such, we have a home to go back too. We are found in these places quite a lot on day trips. Within the last oh 5 yrs or so there are so many people in some of these places it is just shocking! Something needs to happen. The tax payers should not have to pay for other peoples vacations , upkeep costs, the costs of search and rescue on and on. Oregon has been my home for 50 yrs and there has been big changes in the amount of folks using our public lands…. something has to change …. if this is a working idea, well we will see?

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