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Klamath Mountains

The Klamath Mountains are the major geological feature in the much larger Klamath Mountain ecoregion. In Oregon, the ecoregion reaches across much of the southwestern part of the state, including the Umpqua and Siskiyou Mountains, several interior valleys and up to the foothills of the Cascade Range. Needless to say, this is a very diverse area comprised of towering mountains, sprawling grassland, lush woodlands and sloping foothills. The elevation can vary between 600 to 7,400 feet (182 to 2,255 m). Contained within its boundaries are the towns of Roseburg, Myrtle Creek, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, Medford and Ashland.

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