This area is comprised of Summer Lake and the surrounding high desert wetlands subregion, including much of the Diablo Mountain Wilderness Study Area.
COA ID: 189
The East Cascade ecoregion extends from the Cascade Mountains’ summit east to the warmer, drier high desert and down the length of the state. This ecoregion varies dramatically from its cool, moist border with the West Cascades ecoregion to its dry eastern border, where it meets sagebrush desert landscapes.
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.
Ponderosa Pine Woodlands
Ponderosa pine woodlands are dominated by ponderosa pine, but may also have lodgepole pine, western juniper, aspen, western larch, grand fir, Douglas-fir, mountain mahogany, incense cedar, sugar pine, or white fir, depending on ecoregion and site conditions. Their understories are variable combinations of shrubs, herbaceous plants, and grasses.
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 White Pelican (Observed)
Black-backed Woodpecker (Observed)
Black-necked Stilt (Observed)
Burrowing Owl (Observed)
Athene cunicularia hypugaea
California Myotis (Observed)
Caspian Tern (Observed)
Ferruginous Hawk (Observed)
Flammulated Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Franklin’s Gull (Observed)
Great Basin Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Great Gray Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Observed)
Greater Sandhill Crane (Observed)
Antigone canadensis tabida
Hoary Bat (Observed)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Observed)
Long-billed Curlew (Observed)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Monarch Butterfly (Observed)
Mountain Quail (Observed)
Northern Goshawk (Observed)
Accipiter gentilis atricapillus
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Peregrine Falcon (Observed)
Falco peregrinus anatum
Pygmy Rabbit (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Observed)
Snowy Egret (Observed)
Swainson’s Hawk (Observed)
Trumpeter Swan (Observed)
Western Snowy Plover (Observed)
Charadrius nivosus nivosus
Western Toad (Observed)
White-headed Woodpecker (Modeled Habitat)
Willow Flycatcher (Observed)
Yellow Rail (Observed)
Coturnicops noveboracensis noveboracensis