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List of National Natural Landmarks in Oregon

From List of National Natural Landmarks, these are the National Natural Landmarks in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1]

Name Image Date Location County Ownership Description
1 Crown Point Crown Point 1971 45°32′22″N 122°14′39″W / 45.5395°N 122.24422°W / 45.5395; -122.24422 (Crown Point) Multnomah state park Promontory in Columbia Gorge
2 Fort Rock State Monument Fort Rock 1976 43°22′19″N 121°04′26″W / 43.372°N 121.074°W / 43.372; -121.074 (Fort Rock) Lake state park Volcanic tuff ring
3 Horse Ridge Natural Area 1967 43°55′26″N 121°02′20″W / 43.924°N 121.039°W / 43.924; -121.039 (Horse Ridge)[2] Deschutes federal Western juniper woodland on Bureau of Land Management property.[2]
4 John Day Fossil Beds Sheep Rock near sunset.jpg 1966 44°33′21″N 119°38′43″W / 44.555833°N 119.645278°W / 44.555833; -119.645278 (John Day Fossil Beds) Grant federal Contains a remarkable sequence of very diverse fossils.
5 The Island Cove Palisades SP Oregon 2002.03.31.jpg 2011 44°33′31″N 121°16′38″W / 44.558489°N 121.277143°W / 44.558489; -121.277143 (The Island) Jefferson federal Native juniper savanna on an isolated plateau at the confluence of the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers. Part of Ochoco National Forest.
6 Lawrence Memorial Grassland Preserve 1984 44°57′03″N 120°47′56″W / 44.950889°N 120.7988834°W / 44.950889; -120.7988834 (Lawrence Memorial Grassland Preserve) Oregon private An excellent illustration of "biscuit and scabland" topography.[3]
7 Newberry Crater Newberry Caldera 1976 43°41′21″N 121°15′18″W / 43.689194°N 121.254889°W / 43.689194; -121.254889 (Newberry Volcano) Deschutes federal Atypical shield volcano in Deschutes National Forest.
8 Mount Howard-East Peak North side of Mount Howard 2016 45°15′40″N 117°10′44″W / 45.260987°N 117.178778°W / 45.260987; -117.178778 (Mount Howard-East Peak) Wallowa federal Contains botanically diverse montane grassland habitats and populations of endemic and rare plant species.
9 Round Top Butte 2011 42°31′40″N 122°41′02″W / 42.5277551°N 122.68381°W / 42.5277551; -122.68381 (Newberry Volcano)[4] Jackson federal Exceptional native bunchgrass habitat. Located on Bureau of Land Management land. [5] [6]
10 Willamette Floodplain Grassland of the Willamette Floodplain 1987 44°21′50″N 123°13′48″W / 44.364°N 123.23°W / 44.364; -123.23 (Willamette Floodplain) Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk federal A bottomland interior valley grassland floodplain. Part of William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge.
11 Zumwalt Prairie Zumwalt prairie 2007.jpg 2013 45°32′N 117°05′W / 45.54°N 117.09°W / 45.54; -117.09 (Zumwalt Prairie) Wallowa private Largest contiguous remaining tract of bunchgrass prairie in the nation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hale, Jamie (August 10, 2016). "Oregon Travel News: Oregon's 11 National Natural Landmarks". The Oregonian. Oregonlive / The Oregonian. Retrieved 2017-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Horse Ridge Natural Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence Memorial Grassland Preserve". Conservation Gateway. The Nature Conservancy. Retrieved 2017-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Round Top Butte RNA". Pacific Northwest Interagency Natural Areas Network. Oregon State University, Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Retrieved 2017-08-31. 
  5. ^ https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr895.pdf
  6. ^ http://inr.oregonstate.edu/sites/inr.oregonstate.edu/files/2015_or_natural_areas_plan.pdf