Nature Viewing

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Located at the juncture of several distinct geologic provinces, the Umpqua National Forest protects diverse habitats and wildlife. The Forest is home to 18 species of fish, including steelhead, Chinook and coho salmon, and cutthroat trout. The Forest abounds with 66 mammal species, including elk, deer, black bear, and cougar. Additionally, the Forest's 236 bird species can be seen soaring above the trees, including owls, eagles, osprey, and even peregrine falcons.

The Umpqua National Forest offers unique experiences for watching wildlife, including elk, black bear, deer, and cougar. But with that privilege comes responsibility. Visitors are responsible for their own safety and for the safety of animals. Never touch, approach, or feed wildlife. Use common sense when photographing wildlife and maintain a safe distance. No picture worth endangering the animals, other people, or the photographer.

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Recreation Activities