Spring Basin Wilderness
|Spring Basin Wilderness|
The Spring Basin Wilderness
|Location||Wheeler County, Oregon, United States|
|Nearest city||Fossil, OR|
|Area||6,382 acres (2,583 ha)|
|Established||United States Bureau of Land Management|
Spring Basin Wilderness is a 6,382-acre (2,583 ha) wilderness area located near the town of Clarno in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was created by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2009.
Bordered by the Wild and Scenic John Day River, the wilderness comprises rugged cliffs, remote canyons and colorful geologic features. Common wildlife species in the area include mule deer, golden eagle, prairie falcon, bobcat, California quail, mountain bluebird, and meadowlark.
- "Obama signs public lands reform bill". CNN. 30 March 2009. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
- Statement of Michael Nedd, Assistant Director, Minerals & Realty Management Bureau of Land Management - Oregon BLM