Lost Forest RNA

Lost Forest Greene 26-May-1972
Lost Forest Greene (2) 26-May-1972
Lost Forest Lakeview BLM (2) Schuller
Lost Forest Lakeview BLM Schuller
Name: Lost Forest
Ownership: BLM
Type: RNA
State: Oregon
Ecoregion: Basin and Range
District Lakeview District
Acres: 8921

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Lost Forest Research Natural Area (RNA) was established to represent relict ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and associated vegetation within a region of sagebrush shrubsteppe.  The RNA lies on the northeastern side of Christmas Lake Basin, which has numerous Pleistocene shorelines, dunes and lacustrine features. The relief is gentle with occasional bluffs and basaltic outcrops. The moving sand dunes are lacustrine sediments, aeolian deposits and alluvial materials with large amounts of pumice, sand, and ash. Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis), big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata), and Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis) dominate the RNA.



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