Yaquina Bay, COA 026

Yaquina Bay
Photo Credit: Doug Cottam, ODFW

The Yaquina estuary COA is a large watershed with numerous fish, wildlife, habitat, and human resources.

COA ID: 026

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Mid Coast Watersheds Council
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
  • The Wetlands Conservancy
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Special Features


  • Eelgrass beds
  • Intertidal and subtidal shellfish beds
  • Native oyster beds
  • Nesting Eagles and Ospreys along estuary

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-18 (Yaquina Bay)

Protected Areas

  • Clarence W. McQueen And Family Preserve
  • Johnson Slough Headwaters
  • Lincoln County Conservation Easement
  • Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oregon Islands Wilderness
  • South Beach State Park
  • Upper Yaquina River Preserve
  • Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
  • Yaquina Estuary - McCaffery/Poole Sloughs


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Aquatic vegetation beds
  • Bays
  • Eel grass beds
  • Intertidal mudflats
  • Off channel habitat

Strategy Species