Little North Santiam River Area, COA 109

Little North Santiam River
Photo Credit: Susan Barnes, ODFW

Area includes headwaters of North Santiam and Pudding Rivers, comprised largely of National Forest lands, private industrial forest and state-owned recreational areas.

COA ID: 109

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • A portion is designated as a Scenic Waterway.
  • Adjacent to Opal Creek Wilderness
  • Am important habitat connector between West Cascades and the Willamette Valley.
  • Provides habitat for many cold water species and mature forest species.

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID WC-04 (Bull of the Woods area)


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Headwaters / Springs / Seeps
  • Meadows / Forest Openings
  • Old-growth Douglas fir
  • Rock outcrops, cliffs, talus

Strategy Species