Bull Run-Sandy Rivers, COA 105

Bull Run Sandy River area
Photo Credit: Andrea Hanson, ODFW

Area includes the headwaters of the Sandy River and its tributaries including the Bull Run River. Much of area is located within the Mt. Hood National Forest.

COA ID: 105

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Area contains the Sandy River Gorge Preserve and a portion of the Sandy River designated as a Wild and Scenic River
  • Area include remnant breeding population of western toads.
  • Important area for winter steelhead, fall Chinook salmon and spring chinook salmon
  • Much of the Bull Run River area is within a U.S. Forest Service designated Late Successional Reserve
  • The Bull Run Watershed is the primary drinking water supply for the City of Portland and its customers.

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID WC-02 (Bull Run-Sandy Rivers)

Protected Areas

  • Barlow Trail Park
  • Mount Hood Wilderness
  • Roslyn Lake Park
  • Salmon River
  • Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness
  • Sandy River
  • Sandy River Park
  • Still Creek
  • Zig Zag River
  • Mount Hood Scenic Corridor


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Headwater streams
  • Old-growth Douglas fir

Strategy Species