Rogue River Valley, Oregon - Southern Oregon is divided into three main river basins; the Umpqua River, the Rogue River, and the Klamath Basin. The Umpqua meets the Pacific at Reedsport, the Rogue mouth is near Gold Beach, and the Klamath empties at the Redwoods National Park in Northern California. All three rivers have their headwaters in the Cascade Mountains on the slopes of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park. The Rogue River is a designated National Scenic River, and formed much of the backdrop for the Meryl Streep movie "The River Wild." Jet boat trips and white water rafting are very popular.

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Oregon Redwoods - Oregon Information


Coniferous evergreen timber tree
(Sequoia sempervirens) of the family Taxodiaceae

Found in the fog belt of the coastal range from Southwestern Oregon to central California at elevations up to 3,300 ft (1,000 m).

The genus name commemorates the Cherokee Indian Sequoyah.

The redwood is sometimes called coast redwood to distinguish it from the Sierra redwood (or big tree) and the Japanese redwood (or Japanese cedar).

Redwoods are the tallest living trees, often exceeding 300 ft (90 m) in height; one has reached 368 ft (112 m).

Typical trunk diameters are 10-20 ft (3-6 m) or more.

The redwood tree takes 400-500 years to reach maturity; some are known to be more than 1,500 years old. As the tree ages, the lower limbs fall away, leaving a clear, columnar trunk.

Redwood timber has been used in carpentry, for furniture, shingles, fence posts, and paneling, and for fine wood objects.

Today many of the remaining redwood stands are protected in Redwood National Park and Sequoia National Park.

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Rogue River Valley, Oregon - The Siskiyou Mountains stretch between the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range at the California border. The entire area is more vertical than most other parts of the state, which leads to numerous waterfalls, lots of whitewater rapids, and some spectacular scenery. Rogue River Valley is outside the main population centers of the state and the area has a very rural flavor. Major industries are tourism, wood products and agriculture. The climate is generally milder and more Mediterranean than North Western Oregon. Average rainfallis about 20 % lower and the temperatures are a bit higher.