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Special Areas

Special Areas

National Conservation Lands

The Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands, also known as the National Landscape Conservation System, contain some of the West's most spectacular landscapes. It includes over 886 federally recognized areas and approximately 27 million acres of National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Scenic and Historic Trails, and Conservation Lands of the California Desert. The National Landscape Conservation System program focuses on the opportunities and management needs of these national treasures.

Below are just a few of the spectacular National Conservation Lands in Oregon and Washington.

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Cascade Siskiyou

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was designated on June 9, 2000, marking the first national monument in the United States set aside solely to protect biodiversity.  These ecologically distinct regions support an unusual richness of species: some rare, some endangered, and some endemic (found only here).  The monument protects this important biological crossroads and recognizes the integral role that each species plays in maintaining healthy ecosystems on which we all depend. more>>>

Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area

Cascade Siskiyou

The Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA), established on October 30, 2000, encompasses an extraordinary landscape with deep, glacier-carved gorges, stunning scenery, designated wilderness, wild rivers, an array of plant and animal life, and a history that captures the western migration. more>>>

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Cascade Siskiyou

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is located on a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific Ocean at the north end of Newport, Oregon. This headland provides visitors with one of the most accessible wildlife and ocean viewing locations on the Pacific Coast. more>>>

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Cascade Siskiyou

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails. more>>>