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ODFW Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program

Coyote Creek NE

About Coyote Creek NE:

Project Proponent: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Year Acquired: 2015

Conservation Values Protected: When Coyote NE was acquired in 2015, the property had been in agriculture use for more than four decades, and most of the native vegetation had been replaced with grass seed fields. Approximately 210 acres can be restored to wet prairie and another 40 acres to upland prairie for the benefit of Oregon conservation strategy species like western meadowlark and streaked horned lark, and other grassland nesting bird species. Restoration of the Coyote NE property will also provide opportunities for the reintroduction of endangered Willamette Valley plant species associated with wet prairie, such as Bradshaw’s lomatium and Willamette daisy. Willamette daisy populations are present in the immediate vicinity, and a portion of the property has been designated as critical habitat (an area essential for the conservation) of this species. Restoration of Coyote NE will allow for increased habitat connectivity between the on-site wet prairie and large blocks of priority habitats located on adjacent protected sites to the south, the wetlands to the west, and other Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program properties nearby. This landscape level habitat conservation has the potential to greatly benefit other Oregon conservation strategy priority species, especially rare plant species, and federally listed threatened bird species, including but not limited to the streaked horned lark. When completely restored, Coyote NE will help conserve a key area that includes approximately 225 acres of wet and upland prairie conservation values.

Acres Protected: 225

Access: Open to the public


Contact us

Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Contact List (pdf)
ODFW Wildlife and Fish Biologist Contact List (pdf)

For more information

Contact Laura Tesler, Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Coordinator, Laura.Tesler@odfw.oregon.gov

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