Explore the Owyhee
The Canby Public Library has a full slate of events and activities coming up in April.
Here's a look at what's on tap
> Discover the Owyhee River Canyon Lands, by taking a vicarious journey with author Bonnie Olin into one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 states on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The Owyhee is a region conjoined by Idaho, Nevada and Oregon. It covers an area of about nine million acres, and is home to one of the largest remaining herds of bighorn sheep, the endangered sage grouse and 28 plants unique to the region. Additionally, it is the sacred and ancestral home to the Native American community.
The canyon geology offers some of the most stunning visual examples of rhyolite formations on earth. It is unlike Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands, or the Grand Canyon. This region could easily qualify for National Park status for it's unique geologic beauty, and yet, the Oregon section of the Owyhee remains unprotected.
Olin and her husband, photographer Mike Quigley, have explored the Canyonlands since 1993, kayaking the river and hiking the side canyons from river to rim.
In 2012 Olin published "The Owyhee River Journals" and began her advocacy to increase awareness for the unique beauty of the canyonlands. Her book includes an abundance of photographs that feature the entire river system, and reveal the magnificent beauty of the inner canyon corridor.
Olin's talk at the library will include a slide show and a movie.
This program is funded by Friends of the Library.