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.

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A-Z list compiled by Janine Salwasser, Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Board member November...
Land managers in the Lakes Basin have been concerned that changes in vegetation and soil conditions...
The 2015 Oregon Natural Areas Plan was adopted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in...
The majority of the natural areas in Oregon are Research Natural Areas (RNA) established by federal...
Dedicated natural areas in Oregon are called Natural Heritage Conservation Areas. Like federal...

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