Columbia River-Blind Slough Swamp, COA 006

The Columbia River near the Blind Slough in Oregon's Coast Range Ecoregion. Photo Credit: Herman Biederbeck, ODFW

This is a an extensive area on the lower Columbia River Estuary from east of Tongue Point upstream to Crims Island. The area encompasses the Julia B. Hanson and Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuges and the Blind Slough Swamp Preserve, which contains ancient Sitka spruce trees and is one of the best examples of swamps of its kind remaining in Oregon. The area is important to migratory and wintering waterfowl.

COA ID: 006

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Special Features


  • Habitat for Columbian white-tailed deer
  • Habitat for migratory and wintering waterfowl and shorebirds
  • Sitka spruce swamp

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-02 (Columbia - Clatskanie area)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-03 (Clatskanie River)


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