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ACEC Existing - Coos Bay Oregon/Washington BLM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

ACEC Existing - Coos Bay

ACEC Existing - Coos Bay District
ACEC Name Acres Designation/
Nomination Values
Meets Relevance Meets Importance ACEC Recommendation Rationale
Wassen Creek 3,397 Natural systems and botanical values. Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Fills ONHP Coast Range (CR) Ecological Cell 92; fills CR Ecological Cells 17 & 25.  Pond at mid-high elevation; Large block of mostly undisturbed mid-aged forest unique to Coast Range; mature and old-growth plant communities.
North Spit 710 Botanical, wildlife, and cultural values. Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Outstanding plant associations, wetland habitats, wildlife and special status plant species, historic and recreational values.
North Fork Coquille River 311 Natural systems;botanical and fish values. Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Old-growth riparian Douglas fir/hardwood community on relatively intact 4th order stream; high quality spawning habitat.
Tioga Creek 42 Natural systems Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Old-growth riparian Douglas fir/hardwood community on relatively intact 4th order stream; high quality spawning habitat; also has high value as reference site.   
Cherry Creek RNA 592 Natural systems and
botanical values.
Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
Fills 3 OHNP Coast
Range Cells: Ecological Cells 15 & 17, and Special Species Cell 39.
(Western hemlock/oxalis; Western hemlock/rhododendron-Oregon grape.)
China Wall 303 Natural systems;
botanical and cultural values.
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Historic and prehistoric site; unique plants associated with bald meadows; paleontological features uncommon in the area.
Upper Rock Creek 472 Natural systems and botanical values. Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Fills ONHP Coast Range Ecological Cell 108 -   (Western red cedar-western hemlock/skunk cabbage); large red cedar-dominated forest with sedge-dominated wetlands/swamp
New River 1,135 Botanical, wildlife, fish, and cultural values. Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Fills 11 OHNP Coast Range Cells: Ecological Cells 88 & 99, and Special Species Cells 18, 19, 44, 46, 58, 69, 84, 95 & 108. ONHP cells for lacustrine and palustrine ecological cells are particularly important; numerous special status plant and wildlife species; unique plant communities; high quality estuarine and avian habitats; prehistoric sites.
North Fork Hunter Creek 1,925 Natural systems;
botanical and cultural values
Yes Yes Recommend for further analysis. Fills ONHP Coast Range
Special Species Cell 42 for Hairy manzanita; undisturbed old-growth Port
Orford Cedar stands; historic/prehistoric resources.
Hunter Creek Bog 721 Natural systems and
botanical values
Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
Combine Hunter Creek Bog with North Fork Hunter Creek to make one ACEC
Fills ONHP Coast Range
Ecological Cell 13 (Port Orford cedar on ultramafic soils); large, diverse
serpentine bog.
North Fork Chetco
River
603 Natural systems; and
botanical, fish, and cultural values.
Yes Yes Recommend for further
analysis.
Fills ONHP Coast Range
Ecological Cell 110 (Oregon myrtle/evergreen shrub riparian forest); fish
habitat.