Oregon/Washington National Conservation Lands

BLM Oregon/Washington manages national monuments, National Scenic and Historic Trails, wild and scenic rivers, wilderness and more unique National Conservation Lands.

Please visit the pages for the National Conservation Lands in Oregon and Washington:

National Conservation Areas and Similar Designations
National Monuments
National Scenic and Historic Trails
Wild and Scenic Rivers

These rivers are designated for preservation of their free-flowing condition, water quality, and outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, cultural, or other values and managed in accordance with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. More information is available at www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/oregon-washington/wild-and-scenic-rivers.

Wilderness Areas

The BLM manages nine Wilderness Areas in Oregon (nearly 255,000 acres) and one Wilderness Area in Washington (over 7,100 acres). Wilderness Areas are designated by Congress. The Wilderness Act of 1964 defines wilderness as “an area ... which (1) generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature ...; (2) has outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined  type of recreation; (3) has at least five thousand acres of land...; and (4) may also contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value.

Wilderness Study Areas
screenshot of an external map showing BLM national conservation lands in Oregon and Washington

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