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Natural Areas

Natural Areas

Source: Miles Hemstrom

A natural area is land managed for scientific research and education that contains important biological or physical attributes. In Oregon, these lands are established under the Natural Areas Act.

Articles & Stories

The 2010 Oregon Natural Areas Plan was adopted by the State Land Board on December 14, 2010. This...
Land managers in the Lakes Basin have been concerned that changes in vegetation and soil conditions...
The majority of the natural areas in Oregon are Research Natural Areas (RNA) established by federal...
Oregon's natural areas are conserved when landowners or land managers choose to establish a natural...
The rich diversity of ecosystems and native plants and animals is one of Oregon's most distinctive...

Maps and Tools

The Oregon Imagery Explorer Image Viewing and Extraction tool enables users to view, compare,... more

Data Collections

The Oregon Spatial Data Library... more