Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh, Coastal Wetland Grant

Project #: 196839  –   Updated: July 26, 2012

Project Summary

Yaquina Bay has lost approximately 70 percent of its historic estuarine marshes. The Bay is now a USFWS and EPA wetland priority acquisition area. The Wetlands Conservancy acquired and protected many acres within this important estuary. The acquisition sites were the highest priority sites identified through a state and local watershed council cooperative assessment.

This project also builds on estuarine protection and restoration work being undertaken in that estuary by small private landowners, timber companies and the watershed council.

This project was supported by funding from t...

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Location (by county):
Lincoln County (OR)

Watersheds:
Siletz-Yaquina

Congressional Districts:
OR District 05

Bird Conservation Regions:
Northern Pacific Rainforest

USFWS Regions:
Pacific Region

Project size:
713.42 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Site 3: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 2: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 9: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 12: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 10: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 7: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 4: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 8: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 6: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 5: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 11: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No
Site 1: Yaquina Bay Estuarine Marsh No

Full Project Description

Yaquina Bay has lost approximately 70 percent of its historic estuarine marshes. The Bay is now a USFWS and EPA wetland priority acquisition area. The Wetlands Conservancy acquired and protected many acres within this important estuary. The acquisition sites were the highest priority sites identified through a state and local watershed council cooperative assessment.

This project also builds on estuarine protection and restoration work being undertaken in that estuary by small private landowners, timber companies and the watershed council.

This project was supported by funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and US Fish and Wildlife's Coastal Wetlands grants program.

The location shown on the map is approximate, and is based on the locations specified in the original project proposal, not on the final outcome. Please contact The Wetlands Conservancy for more specific spatial information.

Goals and Targets

Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Estuarine
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted species:

  • Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  • Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  • Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch
  • Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
  • Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii
  • Rainbow Trout or Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss
  • Chum Salmon Oncorhynchus keta
  • Pacific Lamprey Lampetra tridentata

Actions

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

Assistance

Direct Funding
US Fish and Wildlife Service (Federal Government) Show/Hide details

Outcomes

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

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Organization

The Wetlands Conservancy
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Ginger Phalen
US Fish and Wildlife Service
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Partners

  • Central Coast Land Conservancy

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