Soldier Creek-Upper Owyhee River, COA 196

Photo Credit: Philip Milburn, ODFW

The eastern edge of this COA follows the Oregon/Idaho border from the Jordan Valley area south to the North Fork Owyhee River. It then moves west and north into the Owyhee Canyon, and includes the Spring Creek watershed and the Oregon portion of the Soldier Creek watershed. Finally, the COA covers most of Antelope Reservoir and ends its northward journey by abutting the Jordan Creek Wetlands (196) COA.

COA ID: 196

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Big Sagebrush Steppe
  • Columbia Spotted Frog breeding sites
  • Contains complex mix of flowing water, playas, and other wetland types
  • Sage Grouse Low Density and Core Habitat Areas

Protected Areas

  • Main Owyhee River
  • North Fork Owyhee
  • Owyhee River Canyon Wilderness Study Area


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Cliffs and Rim Rock
  • Perennial Bunchgrasses
  • Springs
  • Western Juniper Woodlands and Savanna

Strategy Species