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Rock art in the Owyhee

Rock art in the Owyhee

Native Americans traversed the Owyhee Canyonlands regularly, leaving reminders in stone. Petroglyphs, which are images carved into rocks, abound in the Owyhee country. Here, Eugene, Oregon-based rock art enthusiast Douglas Beauchamp shares some of his thoughts on and images of area petroglyphs.

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Events & Field Trips

Leslie Gulch Public Lands Weekend Day-Hikes

September 25, 2014

Have you ever wanted to walk into a natural amphitheater made of red stone and blue sky? A group hike through a drainage in the Leslie Gulch Wilderness Study Area to commemorate National Trails Day may just be your chance. We will spend the weekend exploring some of the most beautiful places in all of the Owyhee Canyonlands.


Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Monitoring

October 02, 2014

Imagine a place with an unending horizon filled with pronghorn antelope grazing amidst gently rolling sagebrush hills. That's the southern part of the Owyhee Canyonlands. This vast landscape sees the human visitor only on occasion: Be one of the lucky few and gather valuable photographic information about two established Wilderness Study Areas.

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