Santiam Confluences, COA 078

Santiam River Area
Photo Credit: Bernadette Graham-Hudson, ODFW

The North Santiam River Corridor that borders Linn and Marion Counties from the confluence with the Willamette River through confluences of Jefferson ditch and Valentine Creek near Stayton and the South Santiam River ‘s Confluences with Spring Branch, Thomas Creek, Spring Creek, Crabtree Creek, Onehorse Slough, and Noble Creek to Sweet Home.

COA ID: 078

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • At the lower end of the North Santiam Rier, Wiseman Island represents one of the largst blocks of relatively intact floodplain habitatin the valley. The oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Marion County own the bulk of this area, which encompasses about five miles of river.
  • Important habitat for riparian birds, reptiles, salmonids and chub
  • Surrounding uplands contain oak savanna and grasslands

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID WV-16 (Salem Hills - Ankeny NWR)
  • 2006 COA ID WV-17 (Lower and North Santiam Rivers)
  • 2006 COA ID WV-18 (Kingston Prairie area)
  • 2006 COA ID WV-21 (One Horse Slough - Beaver Creek)

Protected Areas

  • Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
  • Buell Miller Park
  • Community Center Park
  • Fishermens Bend
  • John Neal Memorial Park
  • Kingston Prairie
  • Lyons/Mehama Park
  • Neitling Addition
  • North Santiam
  • North Santiam River State Park
  • North Santiam State Recreation Area
  • Northslope Park
  • One Horse Slough
  • Pioneer Park
  • Riverfront Park
  • Santiam River Rest Stop
  • Stayton Bridge Park
  • Waterloo Park
  • Wetlands Reserve Program


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Off-channel habitat

Strategy Species