Area comprised of Molalla River from Mulino upstream to the Dickie Prairie area, plus the lower reaches of major tributary Milk Creek.
COA ID: 069
The Willamette Valley ecoregion is bounded on the west by the Coast Range and on the east by the Cascade Range. This long mostly level alluvial plain has some scattered areas of low basalt, and contrasts with productive farmland and large urban areas. It has the fastest-growing human population in the state resulting in challenges due to land-use changes.
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.
Acorn Woodpecker (Observed)
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Cascade Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Chipping Sparrow (Observed)
Clouded Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Common Nighthawk (Observed)
Fringed Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Northern Spotted Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Oregon Slender Salamander (Observed)
Oregon Vesper Sparrow (Observed)
Pooecetes gramineus affinis
Peacock Larkspur (Observed)
Purple Martin (Observed)
Progne subis arboricola
Short-eared Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Asio flammeus flammeus
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Western Bluebird (Observed)
Western Gray Squirrel (Modeled Habitat)
Western Meadowlark (Observed)
Western Painted Turtle (Modeled Habitat)
Chrysemys picta bellii
Northwestern Pond Turtle (Observed)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Observed)
Sitta carolinensis aculeata
Willow Flycatcher (Observed)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Observed)
Icteria virens auricollis