Clatsop Plains, COA 001

Photo Credit: Herman Biederbeck, ODFW

This area which is about 30 square miles, is composed of Gearhart Fen the largest contiguous wetland of its kind remaining on the Oregon coast. The Clatsop Plains beaches provide habitat for shorebirds during migration (e.g. Sanderlings) and potential areas for nesting Western Snowy Plovers. The area is conterminal with Necanicum River, Tillamook Head and Saddle Mountain COAs.

COA ID: 001

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-01 (Clatsop Plains)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-04 (Necanicum Estuary)


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Freshwater wetlands

Strategy Species