Southern Oregon is a land with an independent streak as unruly and bold as the waters that surge toward the sea: the Rogue, Klamath and Umpqua Rivers shape the region’s forests and mountains, which in turn draw curious and inspired people to this special place.
The people who once tried to carve out their own State of Jefferson now work to build something new out of the raw materials that the land provides or fight to protect its wildness. And on any given day you’ll find them riding the rapids, contemplating a quiet stream or working to negotiate the scarcity of water.
You don’t stumble into Southern Oregon. You have to go out of your way to find it. But once you do, you may never want to leave.