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Pacific Northwest Region


View from the Rowena Overlook over the Columbia River Gorge. Rowena overlook in the McCall Nature Preserve, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

The Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service includes 19 National Forests, a National Scenic Area, a National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments within the states of Washington and Oregon.

Habitats range from the dry deserts east of the Cascades to the lush rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula. The region supports one of the most diverse floras in the nation with numerous recreational opportunities.

Rare Plant Conservation Success Stories

Wildflower Photographs

Western columbine, Aquilegia formosa. Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa). Malheur National Forest. Oregon.

Indian Paintbrush and other wildflowers at Dixie Butte. Indian Paintbrush and other wildflowers. Dixie Butte. Malheur National Forest. Oregon.

Spring wildflowers in the Logan Valley. Spring wildflowers. Logan Valley. Malheur National Forest. Oregon.

Dwarf purple monkeyflower, Mimulus nanus. Dwarf purple monkeyflower (Mimulus nanus). Malheur National Forest. Oregon.

Clustered lady's slipper orchid, Cyprepedium fasciculatum. Clustered lady’s slipper orchid (Cyprepedium fasciculatum). Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Washington.

MacFarlane's four o'clock, Mirabilis macfarlane. MacFarlane’s four o’clock (Mirabilis macfarlane). Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Hell’s Canyon, Idaho. Photo by Russ Holmes.

Tweedy's pussypaws, Lewisia tweedyi. Tweedy’s pussypaws (Lewisia tweedyi). Wenatchee National Forest. Washington.