West Eugene Area, COA 086

West Eugene area
Photo Credit: Bernadette Graham-Hudson, ODFW

This site extends from Camas Swale north along the foothills to Cox Butte, including the West Eugene wetlands

COA ID: 086

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Area contains some of the largest remaining fragments of the Willamette Valley's native wet prairies (West Eugene wetlands).
  • Area provides important habitat for native turtles and migratory birds
  • Extensive, important habitat for oak and grassland-associated species
  • There is ongoing acquisition, land protection, and restoration in the West Eugene wetlands by the following partners: BLM, City of Eugene, Lane County Council of Governments, The Nature Conservancy, Corps of Engineers, Natural Resources Conservation Service, ODFW Willamette Wildlife MItigation Program
  • This area contains many important sites including Camas swale, Fern Ridge Reservoir and Wildlife Area, and the West Eugene Wetlands
  • This area has been designated as a Grassland Bird Conservation Area.

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID WV-23 (West Eugene)


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Forest Openings
  • Off-channel habitat

Strategy Species