Partially bounded by the North Santiam River to the north, the McKenzie River to the west, and the Middle Fork Willamette to the south. Area encompasses significant high-quality fish and wildlife habitat next to wilderness areas managed for their conservation values
COA ID: 113
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.
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.
Natural lakes are relatively large bodies of freshwater surrounded by land. For the purposes of the Conservation Strategy, natural lakes are defined as standing water bodies larger than 20 acres, including some seasonal lakes.
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.
American Marten (Observed)
Black Swift (Modeled Habitat)
Cypseloides niger borealis
Bull Trout (Documented)
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Cascade Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Cascades Frog (Observed)
Clouded Salamander (Observed)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Coastal Tailed Frog (Observed)
Flammulated Owl (Observed)
Fringed Myotis (Observed)
Great Gray Owl (Observed)
Greater Sandhill Crane (Observed)
Antigone canadensis tabida
Harlequin Duck (Observed)
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Long-legged Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Northern Goshawk (Observed)
Accipiter gentilis atricapillus
Northern Red-legged Frog (Observed)
Northern Spotted Owl (Observed)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Oregon Slender Salamander (Observed)
American Pika (Modeled Habitat)
Red Tree Vole (Modeled Habitat)
Ringtail (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Western Pond Turtle (Observed)
Western Toad (Observed)