Christopher Rauschenberg

Zumwalt Prairie

High on the edge of Hells Canyon in Oregon’s northeast corner, the 160,000-acre Zumwalt Prairie is the largest remaining fescue-dominated bunchgrass prairie in North America.  In 2000, the Nature Conservency purchased 26,920 acres of it, their largest-ever single purchase of land in Oregon.  In 2002, I was commissioned to photograph it.