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The Oregon Register lists Oregon's most important sites with significant natural heritage resources. Sites on the list are primarily on state lands, but also includes voluntarily listed sites on private or municipal lands, and a few federally owned sites which were registered before they were acquired by the government. The Council recommends candidates for registration to the State Land Board for approval. There are 100 natural areas currently registered. For the names and owners of the sites listed on the register, see below. Additional information on these sites, including a basic registry form, is available from ORBIC.

Oregon State Register of Natural Heritage Resources


Status as of June 30, 2010

Sites currently on the Register (owner in parenthesis followed by month and date site was added to the register):


Ace Williams Mountain (TNC) - 2/01
Ainsworth (OPRD) - 6/93
Bald Hill (City of Corvallis) - 2/91
Bandon Marsh (TNC) - 12/02
Beaver Creek (The Wetland Conservancy, OPRD) - 10/10
Benson Addition, Multnomah Falls (OPRD) - 11/91
Billy Burr Lake (TNC) - 3/93
Blacklock Point (OPRD) - 6/88
Blind Slough Swamp (TNC) - 6/95
Blowout Ponds (OPRD) - 3/93
Borax Lake (TNC) - 2/94
Bridal Veil Falls (OPRD) - 6/93
Bull Flat (DSL) - 3/90
Camassia (TNC) - 5/03
Cape Blanco (OPRD) - 2/91
Cape Ferrelo (OPRD) - 4/99
Cape Lookout (OPRD) - 6/88
Cape Meares (OPRD) - 6/88
Cape Sebastian (OPRD) - 4/99
Cascade Head (TNC) - dedicated 1985
Clear Lake Ridge (TNC) - 4/89
Coberg Ridge (TNC) – 5/08
Collier State Park (OPRD) - 1/92
Columbia Oaks (Hood River County, OPRD) - 6/93
Conley Lake (ODFW, TNC) - 10/99
Coopey Falls (OPRD) - 6/93
Crissey Field (OPRD) - 4/99
Crooked Creek (OPRD) - 11/91
Crook Point (TNC) -10/98
Crump Lake Preserve (TNC) - 3/93
Crump Lake South (DSL) - 3/90
Davis Slough (DSL) - 4/89
Denman Vernal Pools (ODFW) - 2/94
Eight Dollar Mountain (OPRD, TNC) - 6/88
Elowah Falls (OPRD) - 6/93
Flagg Island (ODOT) - 3/93
Gary & Chatham Islands (Multnomah Co) - 1/92
Hart Mountain additions (TNC) - 4/94
Humbug Mountain (OPRD) - 4/99
Illinois River Forks (OPRD) - 2/97
Indian Sands (OPRD) - 2/91
Jackson-Frazier Wetlands (Benton County) - 2/91
Juniper Hills (TNC) - 10/98
Kingston Prairie (TNC) - 2/97
Knappa Slough Island (DSL) - 4/99
Ladd Marsh (ODFW) - 6/88
Latourell Falls (OPRD) - 6/93
Lindsay Prairie (TNC) - 6/88
Little Rock Island and Shore (OPRD) - 6/88
Logan Valley (TNC) -4/99
Lower Table Rock (TNC) - 5/86
Luckiamute Landing (OPRD) - 3/93
Memaloose (OPRD) - 6/93
Middle Fork John Day - Dunston (TNC) - 3/90
Middle Fork John Day River - Oxbow (TNC) - 4/99
Mill Creek Ridge (TNC) - 11/91
Miller Island (ODFW) - 1/92
Nehalem Bay (OPRD) - 2/91
Nesika Beach (TNC) -10/98
Nestucca Bay (USFWS, DSL) - 2/94
Netarts Spit (OPRD) - 4/89
North Fork Owyhee River (TNC) – 11/04
Ochoco State Wayside (OPRD) - 3/90
Onion Peak (DSL, ODF, TNC) - 6/88
Ophir Dunes (ODOT) - 6/88
Otter Point (OPRD) – 4/99
Piute Creek (DSL) - 1/92
Pumpkin Ridge (Private - GROWISER) - 6/94
Rattlesnake Butte (TNC) - 5/86
Rooster Rock (OPRD) - 3/90
Rough and Ready Creek (TNC) - 10/94
Rough and Ready State Wayside (OPRD) - 4/89
Round Top Butte (TNC) - 5/86
Rowena Plateau (OPRD, TNC) - 6/93
Saddle Mountain (OPRD) - 4/89
Scappoose Bay (OPRD) -10/99
Simpson Reef – Cape Arago (OPRD, DSL) - 1/92
Skull & Little Wallace Island (DSL) - 11/91
Smith Island (DSL) - 4/89
Snag Boat Bend (TNC) - 6/99
South Grouse Gap (TNC) - 4/98
South Slough (DSL) - 2/91
Succor Creek (PRD) – 6/88
Squally Point Dunes (OPRD) - 6/93
Starvation Creek (OPRD) - 3/90
Steens Mountain – Ankle Creek (TNC) - 4/01
Steens Summit (DSL) - dedicated 1979
Sycan Marsh (TNC) - 6/88
Tom McCall Preserve at Rowena (TNC) - 5/86
Twin Rocks Bluffs (OPRD) - 4/99
Tygh Valley ( OPRD) - 3/91
Umpqua Lighthouse (OPRD) – 5/02
Upper Table Rock (TNC, BLM) - 2008
West Sand Island (COE) - 6/88
Whalen Island (OPRD ) - 2/01
Whetstone Savanna (TNC) - 6/95
Willamette Confluence (TNC) - 2010
Williamson River Delta (TNC) - 2/97
Willow Creek (TNC) - 4/98
Winchuck Slope (DSL) - dedicated 1979
Woodcock Creek (DSL) - 3/90
Yamhill Oaks (TNC) – 1/09
Zumwalt Prairie (TNC) - 2/01
Photo of Oak savanna and native grasslands in the Willamette Valle
© Ed Alverson and The Nature Conservancy
 

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