This diverse area includes habitats ranging from coastal dunes and estuaries to mature upland conifer forests.
COA ID: 052
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
The Klamath Mountains ecoregion covers much of southwestern Oregon, including the Umpqua Mountains, Siskiyou Mountains, and interior valleys and foothills between these and the Cascade Range. The Rogue watershed has the largest population of any coastal watershed in Oregon (Jackson County, Josephine County, and a portion of Curry County). Several popular and scenic rivers run …
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.
Estuaries occur where freshwater rivers meet the oceanic salty waters, are influenced by tidal flooding, and experience frequent periodic changes in salinity, water levels, sunlight, and oxygen.
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.
Oak woodlands are characterized by an open canopy dominated by Oregon white oak.
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.
Peregrine Falcon (Observed)
Falco peregrinus anatum
Black Oystercatcher (Observed)
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Caspian Tern (Observed)
Chinook Salmon (Documented)
Clouded Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Coastal Tailed Frog (Observed)
Coho Salmon (Documented)
Del Norte Salamander (Observed)
Fisher (Modeled Habitat)
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Observed)
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (Observed)
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 Red-legged Frog (Observed)
Northern Spotted Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Red Tree Vole (Modeled Habitat)
Ringtail (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Southern Torrent Salamander (Observed)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Tufted Puffin (Observed)
Western Pond Turtle (Observed)
Purple Martin (Observed)
Progne subis arboricola
Western Snowy Plover (Observed)
Charadrius nivosus nivosus
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)