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Spring Basin Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Location Wheeler County, Oregon, USA
Nearest city Fossil, OR
Coordinates 44°54′N 120°24′W / 44.9°N 120.4°W / 44.9; -120.4Coordinates: 44°54′N 120°24′W / 44.9°N 120.4°W / 44.9; -120.4
Area 6,382 acres (2,583 ha)
Established United States Bureau of Land Management

Spring Basin Wilderness is a 6,382-acre (2,583 ha) wilderness area located near the town of Clarno in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was created by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2009.[1]

Bordered by the Wild and Scenic John Day River, the wilderness comprises rugged cliffs, remote canyons and colorful geologic features. Common wildlife species in the area include mule deer, golden eagle, prairie falcon, bobcat, California quail, mountain bluebird, and meadowlark.[2]

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