- Kalmiopsis Wilderness
Infobox_protected_area | name = Kalmiopsis Wilderness
iucn_category = Ib
Cave Junction, Oregon
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 16
lat_seconds = 57
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 123
long_minutes = 57
long_seconds = 48
long_direction = W
area = convert|179755|acre|km2|1|sing=off
United States Forest Service
Kalmiopsis Wilderness is a
wildernessarea in the Klamath Mountainsof southwestern Oregon, within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. It was designated wilderness by the United States Congressin 1964 and now comprises a total of convert|179755|acre|km2|1|sing=off. [http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/rogue-siskiyou/recreation/wilderness/kalmiopsis.shtml Kalmiopsis Wilderness] - Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest] There are approximately 153 miles of trails on 24 established hiking trails in the area. [ [http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_wilderness_area/or_kalmi.htm Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Oregon] - GORP]
The Kalmiopsis Wilderness was named for "
Kalmiopsis leachiana", a slow-growing plant related to the rhododendron, which was discovered in the area in 1930. [cite book
last = McArthur
first = Lewis A.
coauthors = Lewis L. McArthur
title = Oregon Geographic Names
origyear = 1928
edition = Seventh Edition
year = 2003
Oregon Historical SocietyPress
location = Portland,
id = ISBN 0-87595-277-1 (trade paperback), ISBN 0-87595-278-X (hardcover) ]
Elevations in Kalmiopsis Wilderness range from convert|500|ft|m|1|sing=off to convert|5098|ft|m|1|sing=off feet, at Pearsoll Peak. The area is characterized by deep, rough canyons, sharp rock ridges, and clear rushing mountain streams and rivers, including the headwater basins of the Chetco, North Fork Smith Rivers, as well as part of the Illinois River canyon. All three of these rivers have been designated Wild and Scenic.
The Kalmiopsis Wilderness is part of the Klamath Mountain geologic province of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon. The eastern half is part of the Josephine "ultramafic" sheet, meaning it has a very high
ironand magnesiumcontent. The western half of the Wilderness is underlain by the sedimentary rocks of the Dothan formation and by the igneous intrusive rocks of the Big Craggies. Most of the rocks in this province were formerly parts of the oceanic crust and included serpentine, submarine volcanic flow rocks, intrusive granite-like rocks, and sedimentary rocks such as shaleand sandstone. [http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&wname=Kalmiopsis%20Wilderness&error=404 Kalmiopsis Wilderness] - Wilderness.net] Historic mine sites for goldand chromitecan still be found in the form of cabin sites, mines, and ditches.
Diversity of topography and geology provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of botanical species. The "
Kalmiopsis leachiana" plant was discovered in 1930 by Lilla Leech in the Gold Basin area. The plant is a relic of the pre-ice age and the oldest member of the "Ericaceae" Family, and is the namesake of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. In 2002 the nearly convert|500000|acre|km2|1|sing=on Biscuit Fireburned the entire wilderness area. The environment has changed dramatically and provides a unique opportunity to observe a natural response to fire disturbance through plant succession, erosional and depositional occurrences and changed habitat for flora and fauna.
List of Oregon Wildernesses
List of U.S. Wilderness Areas
* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/rogue-siskiyou/recreation/wilderness/kalmiopsis.shtml Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest - Kalmiopsis Wilderness]
* [http://www.wilderness.org/Library/Documents/WildfireSummary_Biscuit.cfm Summary of Biscuit Complex Fire] - Wilderness Society
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1344180 National Public Radio] - Audio story after the Biscuit Fire.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Kalmiopsis Wilderness — Sp Kalmiòpsiso pirmýkštės gamtõs teritòrija Ap Kalmiopsis Wilderness L JAV (Oregonas) … Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė
Kalmiopsis — Taxobox name = Kalmiopsis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Kalmiopsis species = K. leachiana binomial = Kalmiopsis leachiana binomial authority = (Henderson)… … Wikipedia
Kalmiopsis — Kalmiopsis Kalmiopsis leachiana … Wikipedia Español
Réserve intégrale Kalmiopsis — Le Chetco traverse la réserve Catégorie UICN Ib (zone de nature sauvage) Pays … Wikipédia en Français
Red Buttes Wilderness — Infobox protected area | name = Red Buttes Wilderness iucn category = Ib caption = locator x = locator y = location = Oregon and California, USA lat degrees = 44 lat minutes = 55 lat seconds = 01 lat direction = N long degrees = 118 long minutes … Wikipedia
Steens Mountain Wilderness — IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area) Steens Mountain wildflowers … Wikipedia
Diamond Peak Wilderness — For other uses of Diamond Peak , see Diamond Peak (disambiguation). Diamond Peak Wilderness IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area) … Wikipedia
North Fork John Day Wilderness — IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area) … Wikipedia
Mount Jefferson Wilderness — IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area) Jefferson Park Me … Wikipedia
Mill Creek Wilderness — IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area) … Wikipedia