Siuslaw National Forest


Siuslaw National Forest

Infobox_protected_area | name = Siuslaw National Forest
iucn_category = V



caption =
locator_x = 18
locator_y = 39
location = Oregon, USA
nearest_city = Corvallis, Oregon
lat_degrees = 44
lat_minutes = 20
lat_seconds = 00
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 123
long_minutes = 55
long_seconds = 00
long_direction = W
area = convert|630000|acre|km2
established = 1908
visitation_num = 1,856,000 [http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/nvum/revised_vis_est.pdf Revised Visitation Estimates] - National Forest Service]
visitation_year = 2006
governing_body = United States Forest Service

Siuslaw National Forest (pronEng|sаɪ ˈjuː slɔː, or, for native English speakers, "sigh YEW slaw") [ cite web
url = http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/faq/#question18
title = FAQ 18: How do you pronounce Siuslaw?
publisher = US Forest Service
accessdate = 2007-11-10
] is a national forest in western Oregon. Established in 1908, the Siuslaw is made up of a wide variety of ecosystems, ranging from coastal forests to sand dunes.

Geography

The Siuslaw National Forest encompasses more than convert|630000|acre|km2 along the central Oregon Coast, between Coos Bay and Tillamook, [ cite web
url = http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/about/
title = About us
publisher = US Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest
accessdate = 2007-11-10
] and in some places extends east from the ocean, beyond the crest of the Oregon Coast Range, almost reaching the Willamette Valley. cite web
url = http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/about/area/index.shtml
title = About The Area
publisher = US Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest
accessdate = 2007-11-10
] Parts of the Forest can be found in Benton, Coos, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties, and include the Sand Lake Recreation Area and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The Forest Supervisor's office is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and the Siuslaw is broken up into two ranger districts - the Hebo Ranger District, with approximately convert|151000|acre|km2, and the Central Coast Ranger District, with approximately convert|479000|acre|km2. [cite web
url = http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/about/siuslaw/index.shtml#facts
title = About the Siuslaw
publisher = US Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest
accessdate = 2007-12-14
]

Points of interest

The Forest contains Marys Peak, the highest point in Oregon's Coast Range at 4097 ft (1249 m). Numerous aquatic habitats are found in the forest: marine shore, rivers and streams (1,200 miles, including the Alsea, Nestucca, Siuslaw, and Umpqua rivers), and 30 lakes. The terrestrial environment can be regarded as two major vegetation zones, one near the coast dominated by Sitka Spruce ("Picea sitchensis"), and the other dominated by Western Hemlock ("Tsuga heterophylla") and Douglas Fir ("Pseudotsuga menziesii").

Recreational activities

Recreational activities in the Siuslaw National Forest include fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, exploring tide pools, and riding off highway vehicles.

References

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/ Siuslaw National Forest] - US Forest Service


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