Beaver Creek Estuary

Project Description

This project permanently protects 91acres of tidally influenced freshwater marsh habitat and 12 acres of uplands within the Beaver Creek wetland priority acquisition area on Oregon’s central coast. The acquisitions are key linkages within a larger project area that extends from the Beaver Creek confluence with the Pacific Ocean at Ona Beach State Park to 4.5 miles upstream at the furthest extent of tidal influence. Acquisition of these four key properties offers a unique opportunity to add 0.6 miles of Beaver Creek and 91 acres of estuarine marsh and 12 acres of upland forest to adjacent pr...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: No
County: Lincoln County, OR
Project Size:
  • 27.99 acres

Project Sites

  • Beaver Creek Estuary (Not publicly accessible)

Goals and Targets

Targeted Habitats:

  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Land acquisition for conservation (fee simple, etc.) Completed -- 2012


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

Any Additional Information About The Project
"The marsh is part of a larger wetland system that extends several miles upstream through several miles of bottomlands that have been drained for pastures. The marsh provides important habitat for wintering and migrating waterfowl and supports native stocks of chinook and coho salmon, steelhead and sea-run cutthroat trout. Other wildlife include a variety of songbirds, shorebirds, marsh birds (including Virginia rail, sora) as well as a pair of bald eagles. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Governor's Watershed Enhancement Board have helped fund fencing and riparian restoration on upstream pasture lands. The U. S. Forest Service has completed watershed assessment study. The Wetlands Conservancy is working with local groups and private landowners to expand conservation and restoration efforts to include other wetlands in the system." --quoted from the website of the Oregon Habitat Joint Venture at

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 1

Managing Organization

The Wetlands Conservancy (TWC)
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

Ginger Phalen
US Fish and Wildlife Service

General Information

Project #: 196838
Last Updated: July 26, 2012

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