Heceta Head, COA 031

Heceta Head
Photo Credit: Jason Kirchner, ODFW

A coastal headland with nearby steller sea lion haulouts. A large portion of the Siuslaw National Forest is included.

COA ID: 031

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Eagle nesting sites
  • Marbled Murrelet nesting sites
  • Spotted Owl nesting sites
  • Stellar sea lion haulouts

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-23 (Siuslaw River area)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-24 (Heceta Head)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-25 (Sutton Lake area)

Protected Areas

  • Big Creek
  • Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
  • Cummins Creek Wilderness
  • Cummins/Gwynn Creeks
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Oregon Islands Wilderness
  • Rock Creek Wilderness
  • Siuslaw National Forest


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Forest openings
  • Off-shore rocks
  • Rock habitats
  • Rocky shores and tidepools
  • Spring fed streams
  • Springs seeps and headwaters

Strategy Species