Deschutes River, COA 149

Photo Credit: Jeremy Thompson, ODFW

Mainly located on the Warms Springs Reservation, this narrow COA includes a section of the Deschutes River from above the confluence with the Warms Springs River, north to approximately 1.5 miles below White Horse Rapids. From east to west the COA runs from the east side of the Deschutes River, adjacent to White Horse rapids, and winds west to end just south of Shaniko Butte.

COA ID: 149

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Abundant Springs
  • Contains important sagebrush steppe and shrublands
  • Provides a wildlife movement corridor

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID BM-01 (Deschutes River area)

Protected Areas

  • Lower Deschutes Wild and Scenic River
  • Warm Springs Reservation


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Canyon Shrublands
  • Cliff and Rim Rock
  • Springs

Strategy Species