Area includes the Little Deschutes River, a tributary of the Deschutes River. The Little Deschutes drains a rural area on the eastside of the Cascade Range.
COA ID: 132
The East Cascade ecoregion extends from the Cascade Mountains’ summit east to the warmer, drier high desert and down the length of the state. This ecoregion varies dramatically from its cool, moist border with the West Cascades ecoregion to its dry eastern border, where it meets sagebrush desert landscapes.
Aspen woodlands are woodland or forest communities, dominated by aspen trees with a forb, grass, or shrub understory. Aspen woodlands can also occur within conifer forests.
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.
Sagebrush habitats include all sagebrush steppe- and shrubland-dominated communities found east of the Cascade Mountains.
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.
Pacific Marten (Observed)
American Pika (Modeled Habitat)
American Three-toed Woodpecker (Modeled Habitat)
Black-backed Woodpecker (Observed)
California Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Cascades Frog (Modeled Habitat)
Flammulated Owl (Observed)
Great Gray Owl (Observed)
Hoary Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Observed)
Long-legged Myotis (Modeled Habitat)
Northern Goshawk (Modeled Habitat)
Accipiter gentilis atricapillus
Northern Spotted Owl (Modeled Habitat)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Great Basin Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Oregon Spotted Frog (Observed)
Pallid Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Silver-haired Bat (Modeled Habitat)
Western Toad (Observed)
White-headed Woodpecker (Observed)
Yellow Rail (Modeled Habitat)
Coturnicops noveboracensis noveboracensis