Central Cascades Crest, West, COA 113

Central Cascades Crest, West area
Photo Credit: USFS

Partially bounded by the North Santiam River to the north, the McKenzie River to the west, and the Middle Fork Willamette to the south. Area encompasses significant high-quality fish and wildlife habitat next to wilderness areas managed for their conservation values

COA ID: 113

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

  • American Fisheries Society Aquatic Diversity Areas

Potential Partners

  • Linn County Parks
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
  • US Forest Service

Special Features


  • Adjacent to Mt. Jefferson Wilderness
  • Adjacent to Mt. Washington Wilderness Area
  • Adjacent to Three Sisters Wilderness Area
  • Adjacent to Waldo Lake Wilderness Area

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID WC-08 (Central Cascades Crest)

Protected Areas

  • Clear Lake Park
  • Three Sisters Wilderness
  • Waldo Lake Wilderness
  • Willamette National Forest
  • Willamette River, North Fork Of the Middle Fork
  • Marion Lake Scenic Area
  • McKenzie River
  • Mount Jefferson Wilderness
  • Mount Washington Wilderness
  • Olallie Ridge Research Natural Area


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Alpine habitats
  • Balds and bluffs
  • Forest openings
  • Rock habitats
  • Spring fed streams

Strategy Species