Oregon Caves National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Oregon Caves National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Oregon Caves National Monument

Address:19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone:541-592-2100
Fax:541-592-3981
Web: www.nps.gov/orca/
Size: 488 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on July 12, 1909; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933.
Location:20 miles southeast of Cave Junction, Oregon, on OR 46. Park is 50 miles south of Grants Pass, Oregon, and 76 miles northeast of Crescent City, California, via US 199.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, restaurant/snacks, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, snowshoeing, ranger-led programs, guided cave tours (late March through November).
Special Features:Groundwater dissolving marble bedrock formed these cave passages and intricate flowstone formations. Above ground, the monument encompasses a remnant old-growth coniferous forest. It harbors a remarkable array of plants and a Douglas-fir tree with the widest known girth in Oregon.

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Bingaman should also add a proposal to protect 21 miles of the Molalla River under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and increase the size of the Oregon Caves National Monument by more than 4,000 acres.
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Other promising wilderness candidates include the Devil's Staircase area in the central Coast Range; the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area, which includes Oregon's only redwood forests; and an expansion of the Oregon Caves National Monument.
If the political planets end up so aligned, the Rogue, along with expanded protection for the Oregon Caves National Monument, should be near the top the list of Oregon proposals that receive congressional approval next year.
DeFazio and Blumenauer want to go even further by expanding wild and scenic river protections on the Lower Rogue River to include 143 miles of tributary streams and by adding 4,000 acres to the 480-acre Oregon Caves National Monument.

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