Bear Valley, COA 177

Photo Credit: Angelique Curtis, ODFW

Located south of John Day, along the Silvies River and including the town of Seneca. Area encompasses important wetland and riparian habitats in the valley.

COA ID: 177

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

  • Eastern Oregon Bird Conservation Plan

Potential Partners

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • US Forest Service

Special Features


  • Area is of documented importance for Sandhill Cranes
  • Includes large wetland complex that is keystone of Silvies River headwaters system, with major influence on downstream flows and water quality
  • Includes significant stretches of Bear Creek and of the Silvies River.
  • Provides significant habitat for Upland Sandpiper and Bobolink

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID BM-09 (Bear Valley)

Protected Areas

  • Bear Valley Station Bark Beetle Hazard Plots
  • Herberger Corral Bark Beetle Hazard Plots
  • Hog Creek Bark Beetle Hazard Plots
  • Lemon Creek Bark Beetle Hazard Plots
  • Malheur National Forest
  • Masonic Camp Bark Beetle Hazard Plots
  • Prineville District
  • Starr Camp Bark Beetle Hazard Plots
  • Strawberry Mountain Wilderness


Strategy Habitats

Strategy Species