Coburg Ridge, COA 087

COA_087_Coburg Ridge_Rick McEwan
Photo Credit: Rick McEwan

Ridgeline, foothills, and associated lowlands bordering the east side of the ecoregion from Coburg Ridge to Indian Head

COA ID: 087

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features

General

  • Lower portions of the Coburg Hills include remnanant grasslands, oak savana and woodlands that provide important habitat for a variety of landbirds. This area has been designated as a Grassland Bird Conseration Area and supports the highest concentrations of several grassland bird species in the Willamette Valley. The lower slopes of the Coburg Hills also contain some of the best remnant oak habitats on the east side of the valley.
  • The valley floor has high potential for restoration of seasonal wetlands. A 600-acre property enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program in 2005 is the largest in the Willamette Valley.
  • This area provides important transition habitat from the West Cascades into the Willamete Valley lowlands.

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID WV-24 (Coburg Ridge area)
  • 2006 COA ID WV-26 (McKenzie River)

Protected Areas

  • Coburg Hills Relic Forest Island

Ecoregions

Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Alpine habitats (meadows)
  • Balds and Bluffs
  • Forest Openings
  • Spring-fed streams

Strategy Species