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Oregon

Population: 3,421,399 (2000)

State Background
Species
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Oregon Game and Fish Department
3406 Cherry Avenue N.E.
Phoenix, AZ 85023

503-947-6000
www.dfw.state.or.us

State Background

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon borders the Pacific Ocean on the west, Washington on the north, Idaho on the east, and California, and Nevada on the south. Much of its northern border lies along the Columbia River and much of the eastern border lies along the Snake River. Two north-south mountain ranges—the Pacific Coast Range and the Cascade Mountain Range—form the two boundaries of the Willamette Valley, one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions in the world.

Oregon has one of the most diverse landscapes of any state in the US. It is well known for its tall, dense forests and its accessible, scenic Pacific coastline. Other areas include the semiarid scrublands, prairies, and deserts that cover approximately half the state in eastern and north-central Oregon. The state varies from rainforest in the Coast Range to barren desert in the southeast, which still meets the technical definition of a frontier. Its highest point is the summit of Mount Hood, at 11,239 feet (3,428 m). As a West Coast state, its lowest point is sea level. Crater Lake National Park is the state's only national park, and the site of Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the U.S. at 1,943 feet.

State Species

Big Game Black Bear
Bighorn Sheep
Cougar
Deer
Elk
Pronghorn Antelope
Rocky Mountain Goat
Wild Turkey
Waterfowl Band-tailed Pigeon
Black Brant
Coot
Crow
Duck
Merganser
Mourning Dove
Canada Goose
Furbearer Species Beaver
Bobcat
Fisher
Grey Fox
Marten
Mink
Muskrat
Otter
Raccoon
Red Fox
Small Game Species Blue Grouse
California/Valley Quail
Chukar Partridge
Hungarian Partridge
Mountain Quail
Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Sage Grouse
Western Grey Squirrel
Predators Badger
Coyotes
Ferel Swine
Nutria
Opossum
Porcupine
Rabbit
Rodents
Skunk
Weasel
Sport Fish Atlantic Salmon
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bull Trout
Cabezon
Carp
Catfish
Chinook Salmon
Chub
Chum Salmon
Coastal Cutthroat trout
Coho Salmon
Fall Chinook
Grayling
Green Sturgeon
Hybrid Bass
Kokanee Salmon
Largemouth Bass
Mullet
Northern Pikeminnow
Perch
Pink Salmon
Rainbow Trout
Redband Trout
Sculpin
Shad
Smallmouth Bass
Sockeye Salmon
Spring Chinook
Striped Bass
Summer Steelhead
Sunfish
Walleye
Warmouth
Westslope Trout
White Sturgeon
Whitefish
Winter Steelhead
Yellow Perch

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