The Ochoco Mountains will be the home of Genesis Arts and Music Festival and is a secluded mecca for wildlife and recreation in central Oregon, featuring giant pine trees, rare trout, sparkling streams, wildflower meadows, and epic recreational opportunities.

The ecological diversity of this region is astounding, housing some of the most impressive forests of old growth ponderosa pine in Oregon. These wildlands function as reprieve for sensitive species, such as the genetically isolated, and rare redband trout that inhabit the North Fork of the Crooked River and its tributaries. The Ochoco Mountains also serve as a critical wildlife corridor between the Cascades and Blue Mountains.