To Cooper Spur and Friends of Mt. Hood Supporters: Sample Letters

Your help is needed for the success of the proposed settlement agreement with Mt. Hood Meadows to protect Mt. Hood.

Now that Blumenauer and Walden have finished their hike around the mountain and will begin planning their view of uses of Mt. Hood, this is the time to begin a vigorous letter writing campaign in support of wilderness on the north side.

Hood River residents should target Walden and Smith. (Our strong impression is that Walden will disregard out-of-his district residents.

Please see contact information below.

For the rest of us, please prioritize Senator Smith.

We will assume Wyden and Blumenauer are "on board" but letters of appreciation and encouragement would be a good idea.

At the Beaverton town meeting recently, Wyden said, (paraphrase), "We have to meld the proposed settlement agreement for the north side wilderness request with the larger wilderness proposal." This is the goal of CSWF as well.

Ask for support from Smith (and Walden) for Wyden's wilderness proposal (261,000 acres on Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge), but be very specific about the wilderness designation for the north side of Mt. Hood as described in the proposed settlement agreement and encouragement to allow Riley to trade his north side holdings for 120 acres at Government Camp. This is only the first step to protecting Mt. Hood. If we can accomplish this goal, we will continue in our quest for the 261,000 acres wilderness proposed by Senator Wyden.

Contact Information

1-page PDF list of addresses of Oregon Congressional Delegation

Senator Gordon Smith

Washington, DC Office

404 Russell Building
Washington, DC 2

Phone: 202.224.3753
Fax: 202.228.3997

Portland, OR Office:

One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 1250
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503.326.3386
Fax: 503.326.2900

By E-mail:

Senator Ron Wyden

Washington, DC Office

230 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3703

Phone: 202.224.5244

Portland, OR Office:

1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 585
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503.326.7525
FAX:  503.326-7528

By E-mail:

Representative Greg Walden

Washington, DC Office

1210 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202.225.6730
Fax: 202.225.5774

Medford, OR Office:

843 East Main Street, Suite 400
Medford, OR 97504

Phone: 541.776.4646
Tollfree: 800.533.3303
Fax: 541.779.0204

By E-mail:

Representative Earl Blumenauer

Washington, DC Office

US House of Representatives
2446 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202.225.4811
Fax: 202.225.8941

Portland, OR Office:

729 NE Oregon Street, Suite 115
Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503.23.-2300
Fax: 503.230.5413

By E-mail:


updated: 05/22/2006

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