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ODFW Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program

LITTLE SWEDEN CONSERVATION area

About Little Sweden Conservation Area:

Project Proponent: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Year Acquired: 2017

Conservation Values Protected: This property protects a significant diversity of habitats providing biological and physical components to support fish and wildlife species, many that are identified as a priority habitat for preservation and restoration in the OCS and essential for ESA and Willamette Sub-basin Plan species including: late successional Douglas Fir (OCS); riparian and flowing water (OCS); wetlands (OCS); steep topography, rocky soils and several creeks; mixed conifer forest; unique plant species including Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) and Manzanita (Arctostaphylos viscida); cliffs and rock outcrops (OCS); unique section of deciduous forest; riparian areas with diverse tree and ground cover species; intact site with less than five percent (5%) of the site containing invasive species; and instream habitat for juvenile and adult fish year round. Other unique habitats protected include numerous seeps and springs, moss habitat, deciduous forest, and various river habitats with historic, ecologic, scenic, and geologic values, and bedrock wetlands directly adjacent to the river.

Other species that benefit from these protected habitats include, but are not limited to: Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) (ESA(Threatened)), Winter steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)(ESA (Threatened)), summer steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus), Harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) (Species of concern), Roosevelt elk (Cervus canadensis roosevelti), Blacktail deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Cougar (Puma concolor), Mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus), band-tailed pigeon (Patagioenas fascia/a), hazel (Corylus), Purple Camas (Camassia quamash), American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Pileated woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus), American beaver (Castor Canadensis), and Black bear (Ursus americanus).

Acres Protected: 183

Access: Open by Permission only

For More Information

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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