This is a an extensive area on the lower Columbia River Estuary from east of Tongue Point upstream to Crims Island. The area encompasses the Julia B. Hanson and Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuges and Blind Slough Swamp Preserve. The Preserve provides the ancient Sitka spruce trees and the best example of swamps of its kind remaining in Oregon. The area is important to migratory and wintering waterfowl.
COA ID: 006
Oregon’s Coast Range, known for its dramatic scenery, is extremely diverse, with habitats ranging from open sandy dunes to lush forests and from tidepools to headwater streams. It follows the coastline and extends east through coastal forest to the border of the Willamette Valley and Klamath Mountains ecoregions
Estuaries occur where freshwater rivers meet the oceanic salty waters, are influenced by tidal flooding, and experience frequent periodic changes in salinity, water levels, sunlight, and oxygen.
Grasslands include a variety of upland grass-dominated habitats, such as upland prairies, coastal bluffs, and montane grasslands.
Late Successional Mixed Conifer Forests
Late successional mixed conifer forests provide a multi-layered tree canopy, including large-diameter trees, shade-tolerant tree species in the understory, and a high volume of dead wood, such as snags and logs.
Oak woodlands are characterized by an open canopy dominated by Oregon white oak.
Flowing Water and Riparian Habitats
Flowing Water and Riparian Habitats include all naturally occurring flowing freshwater streams and rivers throughout Oregon as well as the adjacent riparian habitat.
Wetlands are covered with water during all or part of the year. Permanently wet habitats include backwater sloughs, oxbow lakes, and marshes, while seasonally wet habitats include seasonal ponds, vernal pools, and wet prairies.
Peregrine Falcon (Observed)
Falco peregrinus anatum
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Caspian Tern (Observed)
Chinook Salmon (Documented)
Chum Salmon (Documented)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Coastal Tailed Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Coho Salmon (Documented)
Columbia Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Cope’s Giant Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (Modeled Habitat)
Fringed Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Modeled Habitat)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa leucorhoa
Long-legged Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Marbled Murrelet (Observed)
Northern Spotted Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Red Tree Vole (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Steelhead / Rainbow / Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss ssp
Tufted Puffin (Observed)
Western Painted Turtle (Modeled Habitat)
Chrysemys picta bellii
Purple Martin (Observed)
Progne subis arboricola
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)