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Monument Rock Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Location Baker / Grant counties, Oregon, USA
Nearest city Unity, Oregon
Coordinates 44°18′35″N 118°18′00″W / 44.30972°N 118.3°W / 44.30972; -118.3Coordinates: 44°18′35″N 118°18′00″W / 44.30972°N 118.3°W / 44.30972; -118.3
Area 19,650 acres (7,950 ha)
Established 1984
Governing body United States Forest Service

The Monument Rock Wilderness Area is a wilderness area within the Malheur and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests in Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. It was designated by the United States Congress in 1984 and comprises 19,650 acres (7,950 ha). There are approximately 15 miles (24 km) of trails maintained in the Wilderness.[1][2][3]

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Topography

Monument Rock Wilderness ranges in elevation from 5,100 feet (1,554 m) on the Little Malheur to 7,815 feet (2,382 m) atop Table Rock. The area includes the headwaters of the Little Malheur River and the upper drainages of the South Fork of the Burnt River.[2][3]

Vegetation

Monument Rock Wilderness.

Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, white fir, lodgepole pine, and quaking aspen cover the moderate slopes of the Wilderness, while subalpine fir grow in the higher elevations. Large, grassy meadows also appear throughout the area.[3]

Wildlife

Black bears, deer, elk, and badgers are common in the Monument Rock Wilderness. 70 species of birds live in the area, including hawks, grouse, and the American dipper. The Wilderness is also home to the more elusive wolverine.[1][3]

References

  1. ^ a b Monument Rock Wilderness - US Forest Service
  2. ^ a b Monument Rock Wilderness, Oregon - GORP
  3. ^ a b c d Monument Rock Wilderness - Wilderness.net

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