This conservation opportunity area provides a unique combination of habitat types, from the rocky shoreline inland and includes the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. At least 3 threatened and endangered species exist here including the Oregon Silverspot butterfly.
COA ID: 019
Oregon’s Coast Range, known for its dramatic scenery, is extremely diverse, with habitats ranging from open sandy dunes to lush forests and from tidepools to headwater streams. It follows the coastline and extends east through coastal forest to the border of the Willamette Valley and Klamath Mountains ecoregions
Occurring along the Oregon coastline, coastal dunes provide habitat for species that prefer open, sandy habitats with a high degree of disturbance from winds and tides.
Estuaries occur where freshwater rivers meet the oceanic salty waters, are influenced by tidal flooding, and experience frequent periodic changes in salinity, water levels, sunlight, and oxygen.
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.
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.
Black Oystercatcher (Observed)
California Myotis (Observed)
Cascade Head Catchfly (Observed)
Silene douglasii var. oraria
Caspian Tern (Observed)
Chinook Salmon (Documented)
Chum Salmon (Documented)
Clouded Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Coastal Tailed Frog (Observed)
Coho Salmon (Documented)
Columbia Torrent Salamander (Modeled Habitat)
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (Modeled Habitat)
Fringed Myotis (Observed)
Harlequin Duck (Observed)
Hoary Bat (Observed)
Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Modeled Habitat)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa leucorhoa
Long-legged Myotis (Observed)
Marbled Murrelet (Observed)
Northern Elephant Seal (Observed)
Northern Red-legged Frog (Observed)
Northern Spotted Owl (Observed)
Strix occidentalis caurina
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Observed)
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly (Observed)
Speyeria zerene hippolyta
Pacific Lamprey (Documented)
Peregrine Falcon (Observed)
Falco peregrinus anatum
Purple Martin (Observed)
Progne subis arboricola
Red Tree Vole (Observed)
Silver-haired Bat (Observed)
Southern Torrent Salamander (Observed)
Tufted Puffin (Observed)
Western Snowy Plover (Observed)
Charadrius nivosus nivosus
Western Toad (Modeled Habitat)
Steelhead / Rainbow / Redband Trout (Documented)
Oncorhynchus mykiss ssp