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Oregon Wildlife Management Unit 45 FOSSIL Wildlife

  • ID:45 FOSSIL
  • State:OR
  • Species:Wildlife
  • Area:1,411 square miles
  • Elevation:1,200 ft - 5,800 ft
  • Public Lands:146 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:11%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:3
  • Campgrounds:1
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:2
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:1,162 acres
  • National Forests:Umatilla National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.883324, -119.972659

The 45 FOSSIL unit, wildlife management unit regulates hunting opportunities for wildlife in Oregon and covers 1,411 square miles. Public lands comprise 146 square miles (11%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Condon, Fossil, and Mitchell. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,200 feet to a high of 5,800 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 1,162 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 2 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Umatilla National Forest, Spring Basin Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 3 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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