Pronounced Kal-me-op-sis, it’s a one-of-a-kind aggregation of free-flowing rivers, wild watersheds, pure waters, unique wetlands & rare plants and it’s threatened as never before.
Kalmiopsis Country | the last best unprotected wild rivers and wild lands along America’s West Coast
Home to three National Wild and Scenic Rivers and five eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers, the wild country of the Kalmiopsis provides pristine habitat for wild salmon and steelhead populations. It includes Oregon’s two largest unprotected National Forest Roadless Areas (the North and South Kalmiopsis). And this complex, unique ecoregion is home to one of the highest concentrations of rare endemic plants in North America. If we allow it to be exploited for its low grade minerals and sparse timber, there will never be anything like it for us again.