Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Rangeland Resources Department Maps, 1936-1967

Scope and Content Note

The Rangeland Resources Department Maps consist of materials created and assembled by Rangeland Resources faculty and alumni documenting range type surveys and studies in the Lower Powder River basin, Vale District, and Squaw Butte Experimental Range in eastern Oregon. The collection includes detailed range type maps of the Keating Soil Conservation District on the Lower Powder River in Baker County; these maps also include a land ownership overlay and tabulated acreages of different range types, cultivated land, and pasture as well as grazing capacity. These were prepared by E. William (Bill) Anderson of the Soil Conservation Service. One map of range types in the Vale District in eastern Oregon is also part of the collection. Materials created for range studies conducted in the 1930s and 1960s of the Squaw Butte Experiment Range in southeastern Oregon comprise a portion of the collection. Charles E. Poulton was involved in the 1960s studies.

The collection includes maps prepared by the Soil Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, and Division of Grazing within the Department of Interior. In addition to maps, the collection includes two aerial photographs.


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