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Silver Falls State Park

Located near Silverton in Marion County, this is the largest state park in Oregon.

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Located near Silverton in Marion County, this is the largest state park in Oregon.

Location: A temperate rainforest near Silverton, Oregon in Marion County, 26 miles from Salem and just west of the Cascade Range.

Description: At over 9000 acres, the largest State Park in Oregon also has some of the last remaining low-elevation old growth coniferous forest in the Western Cascade Mountain foothills. Today, conifer forest in a full range of seral conditions can be found within or just outside of the park. Silver Creek and its tributaries are unusual examples of fairly intact foothill streams of this region. 

Ornithological Highlights: The park has within its boundaries pairs of all three North American Strix species owls. It almost certainly represents the lowest elevation breeding site for Great Gray Owl in western Oregon.

For more information on Silver Falls State Park IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: A temperate rainforest near Silverton, Oregon in Marion County, 26 miles from Salem and just west of the Cascade Range.

Description: At over 9000 acres, the largest State Park in Oregon also has some of the last remaining low-elevation old growth coniferous forest in the Western Cascade Mountain foothills. Today, conifer forest in a full range of seral conditions can be found within or just outside of the park. Silver Creek and its tributaries are unusual examples of fairly intact foothill streams of this region. 

Ornithological Highlights: The park has within its boundaries pairs of all three North American Strix species owls. It almost certainly represents the lowest elevation breeding site for Great Gray Owl in western Oregon.

For more information on Silver Falls State Park IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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