Story Map Showcases the Owyhee Canyonlands and Efforts to Protect Them

Did you know that the Owyhee Canyonlands is home to a living cultural richness for the Paiute, Shoshone and Bannock Tribes, with a history dating back at least 13,000 years? This is just one of many amazing facts you’ll learn when you check out a new story map published by Conservation Lands Foundation, Friends of the Owyhee and Oregon Natural Desert Association. 

Beginning in present-day Oregon, the story map will take you on a journey through the region’s rich geological and cultural history, going back millions of years and across millions of acres. As you scroll, you’ll read about the Owyhee’s wide variety of geological features – from domes to hoodoos – as well as the fish and wildlife that have adapted to living in this unique landscape. 

To catch a glimpse into the region’s timeless wonders and meet the people working to protect it, check out “Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands: One-of-a-kind and millions of years in the making.”