Yachats River Area, COA 030

Yachats River area
Photo Credit: Doug Cottam, ODFW

A narrow river channel with a wide shallow mouth at the ocean, this COA incorporates steep coastal mountains.

COA ID: 030

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service

Special Features


  • Marbled Murrelet nesting sites
  • Spotted Owl nesting sites

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-20 (Alsea River Estuary)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-23 (Siuslaw River area)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-24 (Heceta Head)

Protected Areas

  • Cape Perpetua
  • Cape Perpetua Marine Gardens
  • Cummins Creek Wilderness
  • Cummins/Gwynn Creeks
  • Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oregon Islands Wilderness
  • San Marine State Wayside
  • Siuslaw National Forest
  • Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
  • Yachats Marine Gardens


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Forest openings
  • Off-channel habitat
  • Spring-fed streams
  • Springs, seeps and headwaters

Strategy Species