Take Part in Desert Planning

This summer, you have a once-in-a-generation chance to help improve and protect the land, water and wildlife on almost 5 million acres of Oregon’s desert public lands.

The Bureau of Land Management will be seeking input from the public on a planning process that will impact how our lands are used for a generation to come.

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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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South Fork Crooked River and Birds

South Fork Crooked River and Birds

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Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus

Western Meadowlark Dawn Chorus