OREGON SIMILARLY DESIGNATED AREAS
The National Conservation Lands are a system of special areas and sites under the BLM’s care that are known and preserved for their exceptional values. They include wilderness areas, national monuments, wild and scenic rivers, national scenic and historic trails, and more. All have been established either by an Act of Congress or by Presidential Proclamation. The BLM in Oregon and Washington manages 128 National Conservation Lands units totaling 3.4 million acres (out of over 887 units totaling 27 million acres nationally). The BLM also manages two areas that fall under the "NCA and Similar Designations" umbrella: the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (428,000 acres) and the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (100 acres).
Featured Similarly Designated Area: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
Come visit the BLM's Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area at the beautiful Oregon Coast! This interpretive center features exhibits on seabirds and marine life as well as human history from the headland. You can see the wheelhouse of an historic ship, check out a recreated rocky island and its inhabitants, and witness a full scale replica of the lighthouse lantern. All BLM exhibits and interpretive specialists deliver the rich history of Yaquina Head.
From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon's tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.