Little Louse Canyon, COA 205

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Photo Credit: Philip Milburn, ODFW

Located in Southeastern Harney County, this western extent of this COA includes High Peak and Battle Mountain; the eastern edge is found close to Louse Creek; its northern extent is approximately five miles north of Big Antelope Creek – before its confluence with the Owyhee River; and the southern border includes the upper reaches of Big Antelope Creek. The COA includes the Owyhee River Canyon Wilderness Study Area and the Upper West Little Owyhee Wilderness Study Area.

COA ID: 205

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features

General

  • Abundant springs
  • Complex and continuous sagebrush habitats
  • Sage Grouse Low Density and Core Habitat Areas

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID NBR-14 (Upper Owyhee Uplands)

Protected Areas

  • Owyhee River Canyon Wilderness Study Area
  • Upper West Little Owyhee Wilderness Study Area

Ecoregions

Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Cliffs and Rim Rock
  • Native Perennial Bunchgrasses
  • Springs

Strategy Species