This area contains federal lands intermixed with private ownership in a checkerboard matrix. Habitat is diverse inlcuding mature conifer forests, open early seral habitat created by logging, and oak woodlands. The area may serve as a possible movement corridor connecting the introduced southern Cascade Pacific Fisher population to the native Northern California/Southern Oregon population.
COA ID: 095
The Klamath Mountains ecoregion covers much of southwestern Oregon, including the Umpqua Mountains, Siskiyou Mountains, and interior valleys and foothills between these and the Cascade Range. The Rogue watershed has the largest population of any coastal watershed in Oregon (Jackson County, Josephine County, and a portion of Curry County). Several popular and scenic rivers run …
The West Cascades ecoregion extends from east of the Cascade Mountains summit to the foothills of the Willamette, Umpqua, and Rogue Valleys, and spans the entire length of the state of Oregon. It is largely dominated by conifer forests, moving into alpine parklands and dwarf shrubs at higher elevations.
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.
Ponderosa Pine Woodlands
Ponderosa pine woodlands are dominated by ponderosa pine, but may also have lodgepole pine, western juniper, aspen, western larch, grand fir, Douglas-fir, mountain mahogany, incense cedar, sugar pine, or white fir, depending on ecoregion and site conditions. Their understories are variable combinations of shrubs, herbaceous plants, and grasses.
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.
California Mountain Kingsnake (Observed)
California Myotis (Observed)
Cascades Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Clouded Salamander (Observed)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Coastal Tailed Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Coho Salmon (Documented)
Common Nighthawk (Modeled Habitat)
Del Norte Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Flammulated Owl (Observed)
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Observed)
Fringed Myotis (Observed)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Modeled Habitat)
Ammodramus savannarum perpallidus
Great Gray Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Harlequin Duck (Modeled Habitat)
Hoary Bat (Observed)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Observed)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Northern Spotted Owl (Observed)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Modeled Habitat)
Pallid Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Red Tree Vole (Observed)
Ringtail (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Observed)
Southern Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Steelhead / Rainbow / Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss ssp
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Western Pond Turtle (Observed)
Purple Martin (Modeled Habitat)
Progne subis arboricola
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
White-headed Woodpecker (Modeled Habitat)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Observed)
Icteria virens auricollis