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Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland

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.

Flora

Dominant species:

Douglas-firBigleaf maple
Red alder

Understory:

Western hemlockWestern red cedar

Shrubs and forbs:

Vine mapleSalal
Sword fernOregon grape (6)

Fauna

Black tailed deerDouglas squirrel
Roosevelt elkNorthern flying squirrel
RaccoonCougar
BobcatGreat horned owl
Coopers hawkStellar jay
Hairy woodpeckerChestnut backed chickadee
Pileated woodpeckerPacific tree frog (7)
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