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Oregon Canyon and Trout Creek Mountains

These two ranges in SE Oregon are largely owned and managed by BLM and straddle Harney and Malheur Counties.

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These two ranges in SE Oregon are largely owned and managed by BLM and straddle Harney and Malheur Counties.

Location: These two mountain ranges are located in far southeast Oregon in Harney and Malheur counties and straddle the Oregon-Nevada border.

Description: This IBA is one of three Globally recognized IBAs in Oregon, a designation based on the presence of Greater Sage Grouse. It includes: aspen woodlands; mountain mahogany woodlands; savannah; adjacent diverse shrublands and wet meadows. Much of the land in the Oregon Canyon Mountains and Trout Creek Mountains is owned by BLM and designated as Wilderness Study Area.  The Trout Creeks also contain two citizen-proposed WSAs (Table Mountain and Catlow Peak).  Streams in this area are somewhat degraded by grazing.

Ornithological Highlights: These woodlands are the primary location in Oregon for probable or confirmed nesting of Gray-headed Junco and Virginia's Warbler. This is one of a very few locations in southeastern Oregon for breeding Northern Goshawk, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Pine Siskin, Mountain Chickadee, Red Crossbill, Bushtit, Hermit Thrush, and MacGillivray's Warbler as well as a significant number of active Greater Sage Grouse Leks (a Warranted but Precluded ESA-candidate species).

For more information on Oregon Canyon/Trout Creek Mountains IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Trout Creek Mountains BLM
Trout Creek Mountains BLM
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Location: These two mountain ranges are located in far southeast Oregon in Harney and Malheur counties and straddle the Oregon-Nevada border.

Description: This IBA is one of three Globally recognized IBAs in Oregon, a designation based on the presence of Greater Sage Grouse. It includes: aspen woodlands; mountain mahogany woodlands; savannah; adjacent diverse shrublands and wet meadows. Much of the land in the Oregon Canyon Mountains and Trout Creek Mountains is owned by BLM and designated as Wilderness Study Area.  The Trout Creeks also contain two citizen-proposed WSAs (Table Mountain and Catlow Peak).  Streams in this area are somewhat degraded by grazing.

Ornithological Highlights: These woodlands are the primary location in Oregon for probable or confirmed nesting of Gray-headed Junco and Virginia's Warbler. This is one of a very few locations in southeastern Oregon for breeding Northern Goshawk, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Pine Siskin, Mountain Chickadee, Red Crossbill, Bushtit, Hermit Thrush, and MacGillivray's Warbler as well as a significant number of active Greater Sage Grouse Leks (a Warranted but Precluded ESA-candidate species).

For more information on Oregon Canyon/Trout Creek Mountains IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links

Trout Creek Mountains BLM
Trout Creek Mountains BLM
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