Learn More about Lake Abert

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Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water


Jeremy Fox on Steens Landscape

Jeremy Fox on Steens Landscape

Abert Rim and Abert Lake June 2018

Lake Abert Storybook

Lake Abert is a rich ecosystem teeming with life. See more images of this incredible saline environment in our storybook.

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Lake Abert, Abert Rim and their surroundings are almost entirely federal public lands, administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Both the lake and the rim are designated Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, and the entire area is wilderness-quality, with Abert Rim managed as a Wilderness Study Area.

The state of Oregon recognizes Lake Abert as a Conservation Opportunity Area, places where the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends focusing management and resources to conserve fish and wildlife.

The National Audubon Society has designated the lake an Important Bird Area and The Nature Conservancy similarly recognizes Lake Abert as an Ecoregional Priority Area for conservation investment. Finally, the Lake Abert ecosystem has been proposed for addition to the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.

Explore the resources below for more information on Lake Abert.


News Articles

Geology, History, and Cultural Resources

Lake Ecology


Special Management Designations

Water Policy


Published Science