Kevin R. Marsh is associate professor and graduate program director in the history department at Idaho State University in Pocatello. He is the author of Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest, the most thorough study to date of wilderness history in Oregon and Washington. He is the editor of Idaho Yesterdays, the scholarly journal of the Idaho State Historical Society, and a board member of the Idaho Humanities Council. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Marsh has taught Northwest history at several universities in the region.
Three Sisters Wilderness
The Three Sisters Wilderness area in the central Cascade Mountains has long been a popular backcountry recreation site. It is the second-largest of the forty congressionally designated wilderness areas in Oregon, containing about one-eighth of the state’s 2,273,614 acres preserved as wilderness as of 2008. The Three Sisters is also …