Metolius Bench-Mutton Mountains Wildlife Movement Corridor, COA 150

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This long narrow COA spans two ecoregions. Within the East Cascades, it begins on the south side of the Metolius River, northwest of Lake Billy Chinook, and crosses over the river and into the Warm Springs Reservation. Heading north east, the COA crosses into the Blue Mountains ecoregion, across US Highway 26, and at its northern extent abuts the Lower Deschutes River COA (148) west of the Mutton Mountains. The COA barely crosses into the Columbia Plateau ecoregion (< 0.5 Square mi) in its northwest corner.

COA ID: 150

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Contains large areas of Ponderosa Pine habitats
  • Provides an important wildlife connectivity movement corridor

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID BM-01 (Deschutes River area)
  • 2006 COA ID EC-03 (Warm Springs River)
  • 2006 COA ID EC-04 (Metolius River area)

Protected Areas

  • Deschutes National Forest
  • Metolius River
  • Warm Springs Reservation


Strategy Habitats

    Specialized Local Habitats

    • Cliff and Rim Rock
    • Dwarf Shrublands

    Strategy Species