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ODFW Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program

Native Oaks Ridge

About Native Oaks Ridge:

Conservation Values Protected: The property protects habitat for strategy species under the Oregon Conservation Strategy (ODFW 2016), including, but not limited to, chipping sparrow (Spizella passerine), western bluebird (Sialia mexicana), and introduced populations of golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta).

The property also contains significant tracts of oak woodland habitat containing a diversity of native trees, comprised predominantly of Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana var. garryana), with additional native tree species including Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Oregon ash (Fraxinus latifolia), Big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum), cascara (Rhamnus purshiana), madrone (Arbutus menziesii), Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), which provide refuge and habitat for native terrestrial mammals and habitat for resident and migrating birds; upland forest containing a mix of native conifer and hardwood species. Other habitats present on the property are oak savanna and upland prairie habitats containing a diversity of native forbs and grasses, such as Roemer's fescue (Festuca roemeri var. roemeri), wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca), Rosy checkermallow (Sidalcea malviflora), blue wildrye (Elymus glaucus), and Oregon sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum), that provide habitat for grassland birds such as western bluebird and Lapland longspur (Calcarius lapponicus).

Seasonal stream habitat is also protected, with associated riparian vegetation dominated by a canopy of native hardwood trees species and native understory species, which provides shading for aquatic species, refuge for terrestrial species and large wood for the stream system.

Acres Protected: 325.7

Access: Not open to the public

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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