Politics

Apr 022009
 
Bend Badlands Wilderness

Late last week, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which will provide protection for thousands of acres in several states. Included in the omnibus bill is the Badlands and Spring Basin Wilderness Act, which declares that a BLM-managed area commonly known as the Bend Badlands is now federally designated wilderness. Located just a few miles east of Bend, with easy access from US Hwy 20, the Badlands is an area [read more …]