Hells Canyon Preservation Council

Protecting, restoring and connecting native habitats in the Greater Hells Canyon Region since 1967

Leon Werdinger's Lightning over Imnaha

Above image © Leon Werdinger Photography.  Site header image by Pete Sandrock.


Hells Canyon Preservation Council protects and restores the natural treasures of the Hells Canyon-Wallowa and Blue Mountain ecosystems. From the remote splendor of Hells Canyon and the Seven Devils to the rolling highlands of the Zumwalt Prairie, from the winding watersof the Grande Ronde to the crystalline lakes of Eagle Cap, from the protected breaks of the Wenaha-Tucannon to the rugged summits of the Elkhorns, we envision inspiring wild lands and pure waters where native species thrive in harmony with prosperous rural communities.

As a 501(c)(3), HCPC epitomizes a unique, grassroots approach to long-term activism, and we have a winning record of conservation victories!  Your donation will keep us working hard for the natural world.




We recently took the opportunity to provide clarity in the wake of County Commissioner, Mark Davidson’s accusatory Op-Ed published by The Oregonian in January 2015.

Click the photo to read our response piece:



And More…


Fight and & Win


We are pleased to announce the release of Fight and Winan essential how-to guidebook to raise an upcoming generation of “eco-warriors.”  Authored by Brock Evans, HCPC board member, President of the Endangered Species Coalition.  Get your copy here.


In Travel Oregon’s 7 Wonders campaign to boost tourism to this beautiful state, our beloved Wallowa Mountains made the cut. <- Click to see what “The County” has to offer, and get in those mountains!  If you need a hiking buddy, let us know.

Happy Spring!  Click here to make a contribution today. 

Butterfly & Aster

Butterfly nectaring on an aster in the high Wallowa Mountains.  Photo by D. Trochell


e136922962f9d168624b759a_120x50We’re all in this together!  Thank you, EarthShare of Oregon, for supporting us through workplace giving campaigns.  Find out how to designate a portion of your wages to amazing causes here.