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Oregon Wildlife Management Unit 50 DESOLATION Wildlife

  • State:OR
  • Species:Wildlife
  • Area:671 square miles
  • Elevation:2,700 ft - 8,400 ft
  • Public Lands:631 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:95%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:29
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:3
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:9 acres
  • National Forests:Malheur National Forest, Umatilla National Forest, Whitman National Forest
  • Lat-Long:44.834600, -118.639413

The 50 DESOLATION unit, wildlife management unit regulates hunting opportunities for wildlife in Oregon and covers 671 square miles. Public lands comprise 631 square miles (95%) of the total land covered by this wildlife management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Granite, and Greenhorn. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 2,700 feet to a high of 8,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 9 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 29 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 3 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Malheur National Forest, Umatilla National Forest, Whitman National Forest, North Fork John Day Wilderness. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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