Yachats River Area, COA 030

Yachats River area
Photo Credit: Doug Cottam, ODFW

A narrow river channel with a wide shallow mouth at the ocean this COA incorporates steep coastal mountains

COA ID: 030

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

  • Coastal multispecies conservation plan
  • Important Bird Areas of Oregon
  • ODFW has bat monitoring recorders in place on the Tami Wagner Wildlife area to identify bat species usage.

Potential Partners

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Special Features


  • Marbled Murrelet Nesting sites
  • Spotted Owl Nesting sites

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-20 (Alsea River Estuary)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-23 (Siuslaw River area)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-24 (Heceta Head)

Protected Areas

  • Cape Perpetua
  • Cape Perpetua Marine Gardens
  • Cummins Creek Wilderness
  • Cummins/Gwynn Creeks
  • Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oregon Islands Wilderness
  • San Marine State Wayside
  • Siuslaw National Forest
  • Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
  • Yachats Marine Gardens


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Forest Openings
  • Off channel habitat
  • Spring-fed streams
  • Springs, seeps and headwaters

Strategy Species