Upper Silvies River, COA 178

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Includes significant stretch of the Silvies River and surrounding habitat. Spans Blue Mountains (bounded at the north by the town of Seneca) and Northern Basin & Range Ecoregion (starting at Malheur Lake to the south), passing through the town of Burns

COA ID: 178

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

Special Features


  • Extensive wet meadows and riparian habitats
  • Includes Greater sage-grouse core habitat
  • Significant habitat for redband trout populations

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID BM-09 (Bear Valley)
  • 2006 COA ID BM-10 (Silvies River)
  • 2006 COA ID NBR-07 (Silvies River)
  • 2006 COA ID NBR-08 (Harney-Malheur area)

Protected Areas

  • Burns Paiute Reservation
  • Malheur National Forest
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wetlands Reserve Program


Strategy Habitats

    Strategy Species