Copper Salmon Wilderness
|Copper Salmon Wilderness|
|Location||Curry / Coos counties, Oregon, USA|
|Nearest city||Port Orford, Oregon|
|Area||13,700 acres (5,544 ha)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Copper Salmon Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in the Southern Oregon Coast Range and is part of the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest. The wilderness area was created by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2009.
The area contains one of the nation's largest remaining stands of low-elevation old-growth forest and one of the healthiest salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout runs in the continental United States along the north Fork of the Elk River, as well as stands of vulnerable Port Orford cedar and endangered marbled murrelets and northern spotted owls.
- "Wilderness bill expands protections for Oregon, other states". Associated Press. March 25, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
- "Obama signs sweeping public land reform legislation". CNN. March 30, 2009. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
- Oregon Wild. "Copper Salmon Wilderness Campaign". Archived from the original on February 25, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
- Copper Salmon Wilderness - U.S. Forest Service
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