This area includes Ecola State Park and surrounding 9 miles of coastline between Seaside and Cannon Beach. The area includes coastal Sitka spruce forest, eventually opening up to a grassy bluff. Sea stacks punctuate the long sweep of shoreline to the south. Offshore islands provide nesting and loafing areas for several species of seabirds.
COA ID: 003
Oregon’s Coast Range, known for its dramatic scenery, is extremely diverse, with habitats ranging from open sandy dunes to lush forests and from tidepools to headwater streams. It follows the coastline and extends east through coastal forest to the border of the Willamette Valley and Klamath Mountains ecoregions
Occurring along the Oregon coastline, coastal dunes provide habitat for species that prefer open, sandy habitats with a high degree of disturbance from winds and tides.
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.
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.
Black Oystercatcher (Observed)
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Caspian Tern (Observed)
Chum Salmon (Documented)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Coastal Tailed Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Coho Salmon (Documented)
Columbia Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Cope’s Giant Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (Modeled Habitat)
Fringed Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Harlequin Duck (Observed)
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Observed)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa leucorhoa
Long-legged Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Marbled Murrelet (Observed)
Northern Spotted Owl (Observed)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Peregrine Falcon (Observed)
Falco peregrinus anatum
Purple Martin (Observed)
Progne subis arboricola
Red Tree Vole (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Tufted Puffin (Observed)
Western Snowy Plover (Observed)
Charadrius nivosus nivosus
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
Steelhead / Rainbow / Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss ssp