Salem Hills-Ankeny NWR, COA 077

Salem Hills Ankenu NWR Area
Photo Credit: Susan Barnes, ODFW

This area is comprised of the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, located south of Salem and the surrounding foothills.

COA ID: 077

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge contains extensive restroed shallow-water seasonal wetlands that are heavily used by migrating and wintering waterfowl and shorebirds
  • Important area for grassland and oak savanna-dependent birds, rare plants and other wildlife
  • Surrounding foohills contain high-quality oak savanna, including projects by private landowners to newly-restore oak savanna, woodland, and riparian habitats.
  • Wintering site for waterfowl and shorebirds

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID WV-16 (Salem Hills - Ankeny NWR)
  • 2006 COA ID WV-16 (Salem Hills - Ankeny NWR)
  • 2006 COA ID WV-17 (Lower and North Santiam Rivers)

Protected Areas

  • Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bonesteele Park
  • Burkland Park
  • Cascade Gateway
  • City Park
  • Wetlands Reserve Program


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Forest Openings

Strategy Species