Oregon Public Broadcasting
How have you been affected by wilderness?
Our EarthFix team and Oregon Field Guide are looking at the impacts of federally designated wilderness areas. Do you live, work or play in or near a federally designated wilderness? Has wilderness had an impact on your life?
For example, we've heard from guides and outfitters who report business increases following wilderness designation; but some farmers and ranchers worry about the impact of fire and invasive species on their properties near wilderness areas because certain aggressive management techniques are not allowed in wilderness.
We'd also love to hear about how your experiences and adventures in wilderness have changed your life.
Are you unemployed? How does your age affect your job hunt?
Do you fish for smelt in Oregon?
Do you have stories about working on the homefront during World War II?