CELEBRATE/PROTECT THE KALMIOPSIS WILD LANDS AND RIVERS
Pronounced “Kal-me-op-sis,” this ruggedest of wild areas is home to three hauntingly beautiful National Wild and Scenic Rivers—the Illinois, Chetco and North Fork Smith. Surrounding the protected Kalmiopsis Wilderness in Southwest Oregon’s Klamath-Siskiyou Region are five Forest Service “eligible” wild and scenic rivers. They flow through the vast unprotected North and South Kalmiopsis Roadless Areas and the numerous Botanical Areas, embracing the Wilderness.
The Kalmiopsis country is legendary for its plant diversity and rarity. Its rivers are world class wild salmon and steelhead streams. They’re the source of some of the purest drinking water in the nation. Our backyard is a national treasure. Much of it is threatened as never before. But there’s hope.