Illinois River-Silver Creek, COA 096

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This large and diverse COA includes mature conifer forests as well as dense manzanita and Ceanothus brush fields created by the 2002 biscuit fire, which burned 500,000 acres in the Siskiyou National Forest. The COA contains serpentine soils that are home to the rare and endemic plant that make the Klamath Mountain Ecoregion an area of Global Botanical Significance.

COA ID: 096

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

  • Oregon Hunters Association
  • US Forest Service

Special Features


  • Serpentine soils host a number of endemic plant species.

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID KM-03 (Rogue area)
  • 2006 COA ID KM-04 (Kalmiopsis area)
  • 2006 COA ID KM-05 (Taylor Creek area)

Protected Areas

  • Big Pine
  • Fall Creek
  • Hoover Gulch Research Natural Area
  • Illinois River
  • Kalmiopsis Wilderness
  • Lower Rogue River
  • Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest


Strategy Habitats

Strategy Species