Spanning an area in the southeastern corner Harney County and southwestern Malheur County, this COA encompasses the Trout Creek Mountains, the Oregon Canyon Mountains, and the Blue Mountains. It includes numerous Wilderness Study Areas, such as Disaster Peak, Alvord Desert, Fifteenmile Creek, Mahogany Ridge, Oregon Canyon, Twelvemile Creek, and Willow Creek.
COA ID: 204
Northern Basin and Range
The Northern Basin and Range ecoregion covers the very large southeastern portion of the state, from Burns south to the Nevada border and from the Christmas Valley east to Idaho. It is largely a high elevation desert-like area dominated by sagebrush communities and habitats.
Aspen woodlands are woodland or forest communities, dominated by aspen trees with a forb, grass, or shrub understory. Aspen woodlands can also occur within conifer forests.
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.
Sagebrush habitats include all sagebrush steppe- and shrubland-dominated communities found east of the Cascade Mountains.
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.
Alvord Chub (Documented)
Black-necked Stilt (Modeled Habitat)
Burrowing Owl (Observed)
Athene cunicularia hypugaea
California Myotis (Observed)
Ferruginous Hawk (Observed)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Observed)
Greater Sandhill Crane (Observed)
Antigone canadensis tabida
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Kit Fox (Observed)
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi
Long-billed Curlew (Observed)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Observed)
Pygmy Rabbit (Observed)
Silver-haired Bat (Observed)
Swainson’s Hawk (Observed)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
White-tailed Jackrabbit (Observed)
Willow Flycatcher (Observed)