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Round Top Butte

Round Top Butte
Round Top Butte. Photo by J. Kagan.

Round Top Butte contains the best remaining example of native valley upland grasslands within the North Pacific Border natural region. The area is a mosaic of dry grassland, ponderosa pine savanna, white oak savanna, and buckbrush chaparral. The site also contains an old growth Douglas fir, incense cedar and pine forest. It is the only site with examples of all of the community types that occurred throughout the valleys of southern Oregon and northern California prior to European settlement.

Location: Jackson County, OR

Year designated: 2011

Acres: 747

Ownership: Federal, Private

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012