Beaver Creek Natural Area Partnership

Project #: 1317  –   Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Summary

The Beaver Creek Natural Area Partnership consists of a series of land acquisitions from multiple partners. The area is south of Newport.

Location (by county):
Lincoln County (OR)

Watersheds:
Alsea

Congressional Districts:
OR District 05

Bird Conservation Regions:
Northern Pacific Rainforest

USFWS Regions:
Pacific Region

Project size:
1339.23 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Beaver Creek NA Proposed Expansion Yes
Beaver Creek State Natural Area Yes
2 Beaver Creek NA Proposed Expansion Yes

Full Project Description

The Beaver Creek Natural Area Partnership consists of a series of land acquisitions from multiple partners. The area is south of Newport.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Funding

Funding needed for land acquisitions.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Public Benefit
Conservation Mission

Primary goals:

To secure most of the lower portions of the Beaver Creek basin, as well as associated uplands.
Progress:

About 600 acres already under conservation status. Continuing to work on acquisitions.

Consistent with plans:

Local Land Use Plan
Species Recovery Plan
Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Plan
Watershed Plan
State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted habitats were not provided for this project.

Targeted species:

  • Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch
  • Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  • Steelhead - Oregon Coast Oncorhynchus mykiss pop. 15
  • Cutthroat Trout - Oregon Coast Oncorhynchus clarkii pop. 1
  • Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  • Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
  • Common Merganser Mergus merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
  • American Wigeon Anas americana
  • Canvasback Aythya valisineria
  • Wood Duck Aix sponsa
  • Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
  • Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
  • Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Actions

Project Actions
Land acquisition for conservation (fee simple, etc.) Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Federal Government) Show/Hide details
Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. (State Government) Show/Hide details
Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. (State Government) Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Organization

Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation (OPRD)
(State Government)

Primary Contact

Cliff Houck
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
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Partners

  • Oregon Habitat Joint Venture
  • Mid-Coast Watersheds Council
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District

Project Photos

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