This COA includes portion of Abert Rim Wilderness Study Area, Fish Creek Rim Wilderness Study Area, Lake Abert Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and the Fish Creek Rim Research Natural Area. It encompasses an area between Abert Rim and the Warner Mountains on the western edge to South Warner Rim and Lynches Rim to the east. It extends north to the Coyote Hills and Rabbit Creek, and south to Deep Creek and Big Lake.This COA includes portion of Abert Rim Wilderness Study Area, Fish Creek Rim Wilderness Study Area, Lake Abert Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and the Fish Creek Rim Research Natural Area. It encompasses an area between Abert Rim and the Warner Mountains on the western edge to South Warner Rim and Lynches Rim to the east. It extends north to the Coyote Hills and Rabbit Creek, and south to Deep Creek and Big Lake.
COA ID: 198
Located in NE Oregon, the Blue Mountains ecoregion is the largest ecoregion in the state. It provides a diverse complex of mountain ranges, valleys, and plateaus that extend beyond Oregon into the states of Idaho and Washington.
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.
Natural lakes are relatively large bodies of freshwater surrounded by land. For the purposes of the Conservation Strategy, natural lakes are defined as standing water bodies larger than 20 acres, including some seasonal lakes.
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.
American Pika (Modeled Habitat)
American White Pelican (Observed)
Black-necked Stilt (Observed)
Bobolink (Modeled Habitat)
Burrowing Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Athene cunicularia hypugaea
California Myotis (Observed)
Caspian Tern (Observed)
Columbia Spotted Frog (Observed)
Ferruginous Hawk (Observed)
Franklin’s Gull (Observed)
Fringed Myotis (Observed)
Great Basin Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Greater Sage-Grouse (Observed)
Greater Sandhill Crane (Observed)
Antigone canadensis tabida
Hoary Bat (Observed)
Juniper Titmouse (Observed)
Long-billed Curlew (Observed)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Pygmy Rabbit (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Observed)
Snowy Egret (Modeled Habitat)
Swainson’s Hawk (Observed)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Trumpeter Swan (Observed)
Warner Sucker (Documented)
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
Willow Flycatcher (Observed)