Siuslaw River Estuary, COA 034

The Siuslaw River Estuary in Oregon's Coast Range ecoregion. Photo Credit: Oregon Coastal Management Program

A rather small bay for the size of the river the COA is low elevation and low gradient with many islands and salt/freshwater marshes

COA ID: 034

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

  • McKenzie River Trust
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Oregon Dept of State Lands
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
  • Siuslaw watershed council
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S Forest Service
  • West Lane SWCD

Special Features


  • Tidally influenced islands

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-23 (Siuslaw River area)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-25 (Sutton Lake area)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-26 (Siuslaw River Estuary)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-27 (Siltcoos - Tahkenitch Basin)

Protected Areas

  • 18th Street Pocket Park
  • Cox Island
  • Gallagher's Park
  • Harbor Vista Park
  • Hurd Park
  • Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
  • Joaquin Miller
  • Miller Park
  • Munsel Creek Bike Path
  • Munsel Greenway Park
  • Munsel Road Park
  • Old Town Park
  • Oregon Dunes
  • Oregon Islands Wilderness
  • Pepperoaks Park
  • Port Of Siuslaw Campground And Marina
  • Prichard State Wayside
  • Rock Dock Park
  • Rolling Dunes Park
  • Singing Pines Park
  • Siuslaw National Forest
  • Siuslaw North Jetty
  • South Beach Park


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Bays
  • Eelgrass beds
  • Interdunal Lakes and wetlands
  • Intertidal mudflats
  • Sand spits, sandbars and sparsely vegetated islands

Strategy Species