Includes Metolius River basin, includes Green Ridge, and extends to include nearby valleys. Nationally known scenic recreation area that provides high quality habitat for fish and wildlife in Central Oregon.
COA ID: 127
The East Cascade ecoregion extends from the Cascade Mountains’ summit east to the warmer, drier high desert and down the length of the state. This ecoregion varies dramatically from its cool, moist border with the West Cascades ecoregion to its dry eastern border, where it meets sagebrush desert landscapes.
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.
Ponderosa Pine Woodlands
Ponderosa pine woodlands are dominated by ponderosa pine, but may also have lodgepole pine, western juniper, aspen, western larch, grand fir, Douglas-fir, mountain mahogany, incense cedar, sugar pine, or white fir, depending on ecoregion and site conditions. Their understories are variable combinations of shrubs, herbaceous plants, and grasses.
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.
Pacific Marten (Observed)
American Pika (Modeled Habitat)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Observed)
Black-backed Woodpecker (Observed)
Bull Trout (Documented)
California Myotis (Observed)
Cascade Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Cascades Frog (Observed)
Clouded Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Coastal Tailed Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Crater Lake Tightcoil (Observed)
Flammulated Owl (Observed)
Fringed Myotis (Observed)
Great Basin Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Great Gray Owl (Observed)
Greater Sandhill Crane (Observed)
Antigone canadensis tabida
Harlequin Duck (Modeled Habitat)
Hoary Bat (Observed)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Observed)
Long-billed Curlew (Observed)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Northern Goshawk (Observed)
Accipiter gentilis atricapillus
Northern Spotted Owl (Observed)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Observed)
Red Tree Vole (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Observed)
Spotted Bat (Observed)
Swainson’s Hawk (Observed)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Trumpeter Swan (Observed)
Western Toad (Observed)
White-headed Woodpecker (Observed)