Sage Hen Creek, COA 201

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Located in the southeast corner of Lake County and the southwest corner of Harney County, this COA encompasses the southern and eastern portion of Guano Valley and continues east from Guano Rim to the foothills of Bald Mountain and Acty Mountain. It includes the Spaulding and Hawk Mountain Wilderness Study Areas and the Hawksie-Walksie Research Natural Area.

COA ID: 201

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Contains large contiguous areas of sagebrush habitats
  • Sage Grouse Low Density and Core habitat
  • This area provides critical connectivity for Pronghorn Antelope that summer on Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and winter in Nevada's adjacent Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.

Protected Areas

  • Hawk Mountain Wilderness Study Area
  • Hawksie-Walksie Research Natural Area
  • Spaulding Wilderness Study Area


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Cliff and Rim Rock
  • Isolated pockets of Alpine-Montane Wet Meadow
  • Perennial Bunchgrasses

Strategy Species