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Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Hart Mountain NAR is a 278,000-acre refuge in southeastern Lake County, 30 miles northeast of Lakeview. The land consists of extensive high-quality sage-steppe and grassland, sparsely laced with deciduous riparian habitat and bordered on the west by a steep, rocky west face.

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Hart Mountain NAR is a 278,000-acre refuge in southeastern Lake County, 30 miles northeast of Lakeview. The land consists of extensive high-quality sage-steppe and grassland, sparsely laced with deciduous riparian habitat and bordered on the west by a steep, rocky west face.

Location: Hart Mountain NAR sits atop a massive fault block in South-central Oregon, about 30 miles northeast of the city of Lakeview in southeastern Lake County.

Description: This 278,000-acre refuge, established in 1936 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, consists of extensive sage-steppe and grassland bordered on the west by a 30-mile rimrock escarpment, which looms above the Warner Basin to the west.   The area contains some of the most extensive and high-quality sage-steppe habitat in the state, along with dry and wet upland meadows, riparian aspen and willow stands, mixed deciduous shrub habitat, and snowpocket Aspen groves.

Ornithological Hightlights: Hart Mountain NAR was established in 1936 by FDR to provide habitat for Pronghorm Antelope, Greater Sage Grouse, and other sagebrush obligates.  This area comprises one of the most extensive and high-quality sage steppe habitats in Oregon, with a full compliment of wildlife species, including Greater Sage Grouse.  300 species of wildlife have been documented here, and the documented 239 species of birds include: Short-eared Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Common Nighthawk, Horned Lark, Common Raven, Vesper Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Cassin’s Finch, Sage Thrasher, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Great Horned Owl, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Common Poorwill, Western Wood Pewee, Chipping Sparrow, Gray Flycatcher, Bushtit, Townsend’s Solitaire, Western Meadowlark, Lazuli Bunting, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Rough-legged Hawk, and American Kestrel.

For more information, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Hart Mountain NAR Marilyn Stinnett
Hart Mountain NAR Marilyn Stinnett


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Location: Hart Mountain NAR sits atop a massive fault block in South-central Oregon, about 30 miles northeast of the city of Lakeview in southeastern Lake County.

Description: This 278,000-acre refuge, established in 1936 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, consists of extensive sage-steppe and grassland bordered on the west by a 30-mile rimrock escarpment, which looms above the Warner Basin to the west.   The area contains some of the most extensive and high-quality sage-steppe habitat in the state, along with dry and wet upland meadows, riparian aspen and willow stands, mixed deciduous shrub habitat, and snowpocket Aspen groves.

Ornithological Hightlights: Hart Mountain NAR was established in 1936 by FDR to provide habitat for Pronghorm Antelope, Greater Sage Grouse, and other sagebrush obligates.  This area comprises one of the most extensive and high-quality sage steppe habitats in Oregon, with a full compliment of wildlife species, including Greater Sage Grouse.  300 species of wildlife have been documented here, and the documented 239 species of birds include: Short-eared Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Common Nighthawk, Horned Lark, Common Raven, Vesper Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Cassin’s Finch, Sage Thrasher, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Great Horned Owl, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Common Poorwill, Western Wood Pewee, Chipping Sparrow, Gray Flycatcher, Bushtit, Townsend’s Solitaire, Western Meadowlark, Lazuli Bunting, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Rough-legged Hawk, and American Kestrel.

For more information, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links

Hart Mountain NAR Marilyn Stinnett
Hart Mountain NAR Marilyn Stinnett


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