This large and diverse COA includes mature conifer forests as well as dense manzanita and Ceanothus brush fields created by the 2002 biscuit fire, which burned 500,000 acres in the Siskiyou National Forest. The COA contains serpentine soils that are home to the rare and endemic plant that make the Klamath Mountain Ecoregion an area of Global Botanical Significance.
COA ID: 096
The Klamath Mountains ecoregion covers much of southwestern Oregon, including the Umpqua Mountains, Siskiyou Mountains, and interior valleys and foothills between these and the Cascade Range. The Rogue watershed has the largest population of any coastal watershed in Oregon (Jackson County, Josephine County, and a portion of Curry County). Several popular and scenic rivers run …
Late Successional Mixed Conifer Forests
Late successional mixed conifer forests provide a multi-layered tree canopy, including large-diameter trees, shade-tolerant tree species in the understory, and a high volume of dead wood, such as snags and logs.
Oak woodlands are characterized by an open canopy dominated by Oregon white oak.
Ponderosa Pine Woodlands
Ponderosa pine woodlands are dominated by ponderosa pine, but may also have lodgepole pine, western juniper, aspen, western larch, grand fir, Douglas-fir, mountain mahogany, incense cedar, sugar pine, or white fir, depending on ecoregion and site conditions. Their understories are variable combinations of shrubs, herbaceous plants, and grasses.
Flowing Water and Riparian Habitats
Flowing Water and Riparian Habitats include all naturally occurring flowing freshwater streams and rivers throughout Oregon as well as the adjacent riparian habitat.
Wetlands are covered with water during all or part of the year. Permanently wet habitats include backwater sloughs, oxbow lakes, and marshes, while seasonally wet habitats include seasonal ponds, vernal pools, and wet prairies.
American Marten (Observed)
California Mountain Kingsnake (Modeled Habitat)
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Clouded Salamander (Observed)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Coastal Tailed Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Coho Salmon (Documented)
Common Nighthawk (Modeled Habitat)
Del Norte Salamander (Observed)
Fisher (Modeled Habitat)
Flammulated Owl (Observed)
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Observed)
Fringed Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Modeled Habitat)
Long-legged Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Marbled Murrelet (Modeled Habitat)
Northern Spotted Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Pallid Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Red Tree Vole (Modeled Habitat)
Ringtail (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Southern Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Steelhead / Rainbow / Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss ssp
Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Observed)
Western Pond Turtle (Observed)
Purple Martin (Modeled Habitat)
Progne subis arboricola
White-headed Woodpecker (Modeled Habitat)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Observed)
Icteria virens auricollis