Type of Project: Habitat Reserve
This land is a mosaic of coastal prairie, forested and shrub-scrub riparian fringe, wetland dominated by slough sedge and spirea, and the aquatic system of Neacoxie Creek. The coastal prairie is a rare habitat type in Oregon and serves as potential habitat for the Oregon silverspot butterfly, a federally listed threatened species.
Neacoxie Prairie Habitat Reserve, acquired in two different transactions, includes both sides of Neacoxie Creek. It supports a number of species
that use the Neacoxie Wildlife Corridor, including a variety of butterflies, native prairie plants, elk, beaver, migratory songbirds and coyote.
This property includes NCLC’s Neacoxie Forest, Silverspot Meadows, and Surf Pines habitat reserves.