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Hells Bells, November 2018
Save the Date: Holiday Party, December 13th!
December 13th, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Location to be determined! Look on our Facebook page for more information soon.
Blue Mountain Forest Plans
Objectors, Interested Persons, hark! The Forest Service has scheduled "discussion sessions" on specific topics for the Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revisions. You must register for discussion sessions by tomorrow! If you filed a formal objection or have Interested Person status, this is your next step in the objection process.
All meetings are open to the public, but participation may be limited to objectors and interested persons who register. Find the schedule of meetings and sign up (for a maximum of two) here; read the Forest Service's instructions here
CdV's Field Notes
We're excited to announce a new blog series, Field Notes, written by Connections Coordinator Christina deVillier. Christina writes evocatively about the landscape she's working for in her Wild Connections program. We hope you enjoy the new series!
Field Notes, 10/19/18
The best part was walking into the shade. Not just because it was hotter than I expected that day -- though it was; it was hot for mid-October; the heat and the fall colors jarred strangely -- but also because the ground was softer in the shade. I was about halfway down into the canyon when the steep trail twisted around a shipwreck of basalt and then, for a short time, traversed a north-facing slope. The geology shaded itself here, and so there was more moisture: just enough for a few shrubs, a few pines, and the deeper soil that more biomass makes. I’d worn the wrong clothes -- long sleeves and wool socks for fall weather -- and here was cooler air, thank goodness; my feet hurt, and here was softer ground, amen. I felt the kind of relief you only feel when a difficult landscape gives you a bit of a break.
The respite didn’t last. It never does in such country. As it turned out, the cool slope was just the gateway to the steepest section... (continue reading on the blog)
GHCC Makes Oral Arguements for LIRA case
Photo courtesy of C. Tubbesing and C. Strohm
On Tuesday, November 13th, GHCC's attorney participated in oral arguments for our Lower Imnaha Range Analysis (LIRA) lawsuit, which seeks to protect a population of the threatened plant Spalding's catchfly in Hells Canyon. We are feeling optimistic about a positive resolution to our case. 
To learn more about our LIRA case and why we filed suit, catch up on our FAQ, or read the editorial "Threatened Species and Grazing Can Coexist," written by GHCC Conservation Director Veronica Warnock and published in the Wallowa County Chieftain on April 3, 2018.
 Thank you Gala-Goers!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Gala and made it a huge fundraising and fun-raising success! We can't tell you how energizing it is to spend time with our members, both local and those who come out of their way to join us. Thank you for supporting conservation in the Greater Hells Canyon Region!
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GHCC works to connect, protect, and restore an extraordinarily diverse and beautiful wild area and its native inhabitants in the Northwest.  Your support makes our work possible.  Thank you!
Darilyn Parry Brown, Executive Director 
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