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C.R. Grassland celebrated

Crooked River National Grassland managers hope the public will visit the 112,571-acre site during National Grasslands Week, June 18-24, and discover its unique history and beauty.
   "I would like to invite folks to discover Oregon's only grassland this week and visit a few of its features like Haystack Reservoir, and the Rimrock Springs, Ridge Rider, Alder Springs and Gray Butte Trails," said Crooked River National Grassland District Ranger Kristin Bail.
   The area offers hiking, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. Two national wild and scenic rivers also weave their way through the grassland, which the Ochoco National Forest administers.
   Visitors can get information and maps 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Crooked River National Grassland Office in Madras at 813 SW Highway 97.