The United States Congress designated the Steens Mountain Wilderness (map
) in 2000 and it now has a total of 170,202 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Oregon
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Steens Mountain located in Oregon's high desert is one of the crown jewels of the state's wildlands. It is some of the wildest and most remote land left in Oregon.
Of the Wilderness acres designated by the public law that created this area, 98,859 acres are "cow-free", meaning that no grazing will be permitted.