Mixed hardwoods and conifers characterize this habitat which is widespread in western Oregon in the medium elevations of the hills of the Coast Range. Precipitation is higher in this habitat than in the lowlands of the Willamette Valley. Bordering this habitat at upper elevations is Montane Mixed Conifer Forest.


Dominant species:

Douglas fir Bigleaf maple
Red alder


Western hemlock Western red cedar

Shrubs and forbs:

Vine maple Salal
Sword fern Oregon grape (6)


Black tailed deer Douglas squirrel
Roosevelt elk Northern flying squirrel
Raccoon Cougar
Bobcat Great horned owl
Coopers hawk Stellar jay
Hairy woodpecker Chestnut backed chickadee
Pileated woodpecker Pacific tree frogĀ (7)