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What defines Oregon’s high desert?

What defines Oregon’s high desert?

Bounded by the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Blue Mountains to the north, Oregon’s high desert covers approximately 24,000 square miles. Annual rainfall in the high desert varies from 5 to 14 inches. The average elevation is 4,000 feet; at 9,733 feet, the summit of Steens Mountain is the highest point in Oregon’s high desert. The terrain of the high desert was mostly formed by a series of lava flows that occurred between 30 and 10 million years ago.

Sources: The Oregon Encyclopedia; Wikipedia  

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Greater Sage Grouse and Sparrows at Hart Mountain

Greater Sage Grouse and Sparrows at Hart Mountain

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Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Terry Butler, 2018 Volunteer of the Year

“If I have to pick a favorite place in Oregon’s high desert, it would be Sutton Mountain, but I’m excited about all of the Wilderness Study Areas,” says Terry, adding, “Each is a gem to explore, and I hope they all get protection someday… I love the scale of the physical beauty of the desert.”

Make Your Voice Heard For Public Lands

Each day Oregon’s elected leaders and the appointed officials who head land management agencies make decisions about how our lands are managed. They need to hear your voice on these important issues.

Here is our advice for connecting with these decision-makers.

Make it relevant and personal—remind them that you’re a constituent and tell them why public lands are important to important to you personally and to other people in their district or state.

Don’t forget the ask—your request can be general, like “please stand up for public lands and make sure they stay in public hands,” or better yet, refer to a specific bill or issue you’re concerned about.

Here is their contact information.

Oregon's Elected Leaders

Senator Ron Wyden
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5244

Find out when Senator Wyden will be in your area

Senator Jeff Merkley
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3753

Find out when Senator Merkley will be in your area

Appointed Officials

Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W. Washington DC 20240
feedback@ios.doi.gov

Land Management Agencies

Oregon State BLM Office
1220 S.W. 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 808-6001

Prineville BLM
3050 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
(541) 416-6700

 

Lakeview BLM
1301 S G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
(541) 947-2177

Burns BLM
28910 HWY 20 West
Hines, OR 97738
(541) 573-4400

Vale BLM
100 Oregon
Vale, OR 97918
(541) 473-3144

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge
38782 Hart Mountain Road
Plush, OR 97637
(541) 947-2731