Mainly located in south eastern Lake County, this COA encompasses an area from the Oregon/Nevada border in the south; Coleman Valley and Warner Valley in the west; Guano Valley and Mahogany Butte in the east, and across to the southeastern corner of Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in the north. The COA includes several protected areas, including the Spanish Lake Research Natural Area and portions of the Spaulding Wilderness Study Area.
COA ID: 200
Northern Basin and Range
The Northern Basin and Range ecoregion covers the very large southeastern portion of the state, from Burns south to the Nevada border and from the Christmas Valley east to Idaho. It is largely a high elevation desert-like area dominated by sagebrush communities and habitats.
Aspen woodlands are woodland or forest communities, dominated by aspen trees with a forb, grass, or shrub understory. Aspen woodlands can also occur within conifer forests.
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.
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.
Sagebrush habitats include all sagebrush steppe- and shrubland-dominated communities found east of the Cascade Mountains.
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 Pika (Modeled Habitat)
Black-necked Stilt (Modeled Habitat)
Burrowing Owl (Observed)
Athene cunicularia hypugaea
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Caspian Tern (Observed)
Columbia Spotted Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Ferruginous Hawk (Observed)
Great Basin Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Greater Sage-Grouse (Observed)
Greater Sandhill Crane (Observed)
Antigone canadensis tabida
Grimy Ivesia (Observed)
Ivesia rhypara var. rhypara
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Juniper Titmouse (Observed)
Long-billed Curlew (Observed)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Observed)
Pygmy Rabbit (Observed)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Snowy Egret (Modeled Habitat)
Swainson’s Hawk (Observed)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
Willow Flycatcher (Observed)