Basque Hills Area Plains, COA 202

Photo Credit: Rodney Klus, ODFW

Barely crossing into Lake County on its western edge, This COA is predominantly located in southwestern Harney County and connects to the Sage Hen Creek COA (201) and the Hart Mountain Area COA (200) on its western and southeastern borders. It encompasses an area from Mahogany Mountain in the north to the southern edge of Catlow Rim, Lone Mountain, and Oregon End Reservoir in the east, and then south along the foothills of the Pueblo Mountains to the Oregon/Nevada border.

COA ID: 202

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Area contains extensive high quality sagebrush habitats
  • Sage Grouse Low Density and Core Habitat Areas

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID NBR-06 (Basque Hills area plains)

Protected Areas

  • Basque Hills Wilderness Study Area
  • Hawk Mountain Wilderness Study Area
  • Hawksie-Walksie Research Natural Area
  • Long Draw
  • Rincon Wilderness Study Area
  • Spaulding Wilderness Study Area


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Cliff, Rock Rim, Rock Outcrops
  • Native Perennial Bunchgrasses
  • Springs

Strategy Species