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Hells Canyon Preservation Council

Protecting and restoring the wild lands and habitats of the Hells Canyon-Wallowa and Blue Mountain Ecosystems through direct advocacy, public education, and the creation of science-based policy.
P.O. Box 2768, La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-963-3950 |
What does a $100 contribution do for this organization?
An annual donation of $100 will buy postage for a local mailing engaging community members with current conservation issues regarding Hells Canyon and information about how they can get involved.

Hells Canyon Preservation Council (HCPC) is the only organization working exclusively to protect, restore and advocate for this spectacular place. HCPC is a small, dedicated group of people who have been successfully advocating for this ecosystem for over 40 years! Accomplishments include stopping the building of new dams in the canyon, reducing the number of jet boats on the river, and influencing the designation of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. HCPC is building a coalition of people all throughout the Northwest to protect this jewel.

The Hells Canyon of the Snake River is the deepest gorge in North America; yet it remains unprotected from threats such as overgrazing, ORV use, mining, and unrestrained timber harvest.

HCPC is focusing on these major issues:

  • Protecting big horn sheep in Hells Canyon
  • Protecting wolves returning to Oregon
  • Restoration Activities in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Proposing additional wilderness in the area

HCPC also works to protect:

  • North America’s largest free-roaming elk herd.
  • Threatened salmon, steelhead and bull trout.
  • Over 2 million acres of roadless backcountry.
  • Some of the finest remaining inland old-growth forests and intact native grasslands.
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