Hells Canyon Preservation Council

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

Leon Werdinger Photography

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 wildlands and pure waters where native species thrive in harmony with prosperous rural communities.


Just for Fun

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.

Coming Soon…


Letter House Party

Pen & Party

We’re hitting the road to bring good eats, good talks and activism to a house near you.

Do you know what it takes to write an effective environmental comment letter? 

No?  Worry not.  You’re not alone.

The Blue Mountains Forest Plan revision process, which greatly affects our beloved wild lands, is underway.  New, less-than-favorable potential policies need opposition from caring people like you!  So, let’s pen & party. 

We’ll provide everything you need:  a casual atmosphere, solid information, guidance, and letter-writing materials.  We’ll even mail them for ya.  Simply come ready to tell your story.


La Grande - Wednesday July 30th

Hosted by Shelley and Norm Cimon (finger foods & beverages) - 1208 First Street La Grande, OR 97850  map

Portland - Thursday July 31st

Hosted by Don Elder and Michelle Kinney (appetizers & beverages) – 4422 NE Mallory Ave. Portland, OR 97211  map

Walla Walla - Friday August 1st

Hosted by Linda and Thacher Carter (dessert, coffee & beverages) – 392 Catherine St. Walla Walla, WA 99362  map 

For more:  http://hellscanyon.org/what-we-do/ecosystem-conservation/native-wildlife-recovery-forest-plan-revision/

Forest Planning info:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/wallowa-whitman/landmanagement/planning


Please consider making a contribution today

Because now is the time to band together for the wild.