The Tucannon River Canyon is a transition zone, from the sagelands of the lower river to the dry pine forests of the Blue Mountains at the upper end of the canyon. The Tucannon is a blue-ribbon trout stream popular with anglers of all kinds. Humans, of course, fish here, but so do kingfishers, bald eagles, falcons, raccoons, black bears, and river otters.
The area around the Wooten Wildlife Area straddles the prime transition zone, with high, dry bluffs and desert prairies bounded by ponderosa pine forests. Camp Wooten is a popular recreation camp used by local 4-H and other youth groups.
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