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Steens Mountain Cooperative Management Area

Steens Mountain is a spectacular place - and the four men who gathered at Roaring Springs Ranch in Harney County during the summer of 2000 would agree.

Lakes Basin Wetland and Riparian Area Restoration

The arid, sagebrush-dominated landscape of the Lakes Basin may not seem ecologically diverse, but in fact it is home to a wide range of plants and animals.

Archaeology of the Lakes Basin

The story of Oregon's past begins in the Lakes Basin. The oldest archaeological site in the state is Fort Rock Cave...

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About This Place

The site formerly known as the "Lakes Basin Explorer" resulted from the collaboration among:

OSU Libraries and Press: OSU Libraries and Press engages with the OSU community and the people of Oregon in their pursuit of knowledge. The OSULP partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources supports delivery of information and services related to the protection and management of Oregon's vitally important natural resources through the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library.

Institute for Natural Resources: The Institute for Natural Resources provides Oregonians with ready access to current, relevant science-based information, methods, and tools for better understanding natural resource management challenges and developing solutions. INR co-manages the Oregon Explorer with OSULP.

The Harney County Watershed Council, Steens Mountain Advisory Council, the Burns District BLM

Funding for Phase 1 development of the Lakes Basin Explorer was provided through a grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. In-kind support provided by OSU Libraries and Press and the Institute for Natural Resources.