National Landscape Conservation System
The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is part of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
The BLM's National Conservation Lands contain some of the West's most spectacular landscapes. The National Conservation Lands include nearly 27 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Scenic and Historic Trails. The National Conservation Lands work to conserve the essential fabric of the West, while offering exceptional opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring history, and scientific research.
The United States Congress designated the Soda Mountain Wilderness in 2009 and it now has over 24,700 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Oregon and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The Soda Mountain Wilderness in southwestern Oregon is an ecological mosaic where the state's eastern desert meets towering fir forests. Prior to designation as wilderness, the Clinton administration designated 53,000 acres of federal land in the area as the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in June 2000 to protect this extraordinary biological reserve. The Soda Mountain Wilderness encompasses the rich biological and geological diversity in the mountains southeast of Ashland, Oregon. The new wilderness lies on the south side of the Medford District. The heart of the wilderness is the 5,720-foot high Boccard Point where the great basin meets three mountain ranges. The older Klamath Range comes up from the south while the much younger Siskiyou Range extends from the west. Jutting up from the north is the very young Cascade Range.
All of this beauty and diversity awaits YOU!
ESRI Story Maps
Story maps are lightweight web apps. They combine web maps created using ArcGIS Online, ESRI's mapping system, with multimedia content—text, photos, video, and audio—to let you know about the rich diversity of Oregon/Washington BLM's programs and places. Follow this link to interactive maps of this amazing area!