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
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.
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 Pika (Modeled Habitat)
Black-necked Stilt (Modeled Habitat)
Burrowing Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Athene cunicularia hypugaea
California Myotis (Observed)
Columbia Spotted Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Ferruginous Hawk (Observed)
Greater Sage-Grouse (Observed)
Hoary Bat (Observed)
Kit Fox (Observed)
Long-billed Curlew (Modeled Habitat)
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Observed)
Pygmy Rabbit (Observed)
Silver-haired Bat (Observed)
Snowy Egret (Modeled Habitat)
Swainson’s Hawk (Modeled Habitat)
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
White-tailed Jackrabbit (Observed)
Willow Flycatcher (Modeled Habitat)