Lincoln is located within the greater boundaries of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the first national monument created specifically to protect biodiversity.  Home to Great Gray Owls, Black Bears, the famous Grey Wolf fondly called "OR-7," rare Oregon Spotted Frogs and a wealth of lichens, wildflowers, and butterflies, this area is a national treasure.

See the Monument map.  The OE campus (the small village of Lincoln) is unmarked on this map, but is located in the upper-right panhandle, at the intersection of Green Springs Highway and Mill Creek Road.  We are less than three miles from the Pacific Crest Trail.


After a ten year effort, the Monument, which was created in 2000 to protect 66,000 acres of meadows, forests, and watersheds, was expanded to include 111,000 acres.  This expansion strategically integrates upper elevations of the already protected watersheds and fills in gaps to piece together contiguous land bridges for migratory animals.  The expansion was created by President Obama in a January 12, 2017 Proclamation under the 1906 American Antiquities Act. See the expanded Monument map here.

Monument Entrance
Pilot Rock in the Monument
OR-7 in the Monument
Hobart's Bluff, Oregon
Moss, Southern Oregon
Osprey Battle, Lincoln, Oregon
Black Bear in Cascade-Siskiyou NM
Pacific Crest Trail
Jenny Creek, Cascade-Siskiyou NM
Elk, Chinquapin Mountain, Oregon
Mount Shasta from Chinquapin Mtn.
Scarlet Fritillary, Lincoln, Oregon
Northwestern Pond Turtle, Lincoln
Hyatt Lake, Cascade-Siskiyou NM
Great Gray
Red-breasted Sapsucker, Lincoln, Oregon
Long-toed salamander, Oregon
Grass widows (Olsynium douglasii), Lincoln, Or
Black-tailed deer, Lincoln, Oregon
Douglas Fir Forest, Cascade-Siskiyou
Pacific Chorus Frog, Lincoln, Oregon (underwater)

Most of these photos courtesy of former OE professor Steve Johnson.  See more of his conservation photography here.

View from Hobart's Bluff in the Monument

The Oregon Extension is a non-profit organization. Oregon Extension credit is granted by Eastern Mennonite University of Harrisonburg, VA, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 



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