Hundreds packed gym to oppose Malheur County monument proposal

About 500 people packed the Adrian High School gymnasium Oct. 29 to learn more about a proposal that would set aside 2.5 million acres of Malheur County as a national monument or wilderness area.

Sean Ellis
Capital Press
October 30, 2015

ADRIAN, Ore. — Ranchers, farmers and other Malheur County residents packed Adrian High School’s gymnasium Oct. 29 to oppose a proposal that would designate 2.5 million acres of the county as a national conservation or wilderness area.

The 500-person crowd was mostly against the Owyhee Canyonlands Conservation Proposal but included a contingent of people from other parts of the state who support it.