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Heart of the Cascades

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In the Heart of the Cascades, sagebrush meadows rise above surrounding forests and offer beautiful mountain views. Photo © John Marshall

Desert sagebrush meets subalpine forests and meadows on the slopes of Bald Mountain. Photo © John Marshall

A group of mountain goats at home near Devil’s Slide on Bald Mountain. Photo © John Marshall

An old stump nourishes flowers, lichens and a younger pine tree. Photo © John Marshall

A rattlesnake waits for intruders to pass so it can get back to sunning itself on a rock. Photo © John Marshall

Map of the Heart of the Cascades project area. © The Nature Conservancy

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