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Steens Mountain

This is a large mountain in southeast Oregon, running over 40 miles roughly north-northeast to south-southwest, the long slope to the west and the steep slopes and cliffs to the east.

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This is a large mountain in southeast Oregon, running over 40 miles roughly north-northeast to south-southwest, the long slope to the west and the steep slopes and cliffs to the east.

Location: About 60 miles southeast of Burns, in southeast Harney County, southeast Oregon.

Description: This is a large fault-block mountain in southeast Oregon, running over 40 miles roughly north-northeast to south-southwest, the long slope to the west and the steep slopes and cliffs to the east. The sloping area to the west is incised by several large U-shaped valleys, the headwater basins for several rivers. Steens Mountain is draped with grass/forb/shrub meadows, aspen woodlands, rock outcrops, sage steppe, and snow much of the year.

Ornithological Highlights: This is the only known breeding site for Black Rosy-Finch in Oregon. Steens Mountain area is one of the most extensive areas of good habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse in Oregon.

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

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Location: About 60 miles southeast of Burns, in southeast Harney County, southeast Oregon.

Description: This is a large fault-block mountain in southeast Oregon, running over 40 miles roughly north-northeast to south-southwest, the long slope to the west and the steep slopes and cliffs to the east. The sloping area to the west is incised by several large U-shaped valleys, the headwater basins for several rivers. Steens Mountain is draped with grass/forb/shrub meadows, aspen woodlands, rock outcrops, sage steppe, and snow much of the year.

Ornithological Highlights: This is the only known breeding site for Black Rosy-Finch in Oregon. Steens Mountain area is one of the most extensive areas of good habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse in Oregon.

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

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