Natural Resources

Coffee Creek Falls

Protecting Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Oregon City

Oregon City is blessed with a wealth of natural resources that visually and physically contribute to its high quality of life and provide a range of ecosystem services. The city’s steep topography is carved into 13 watersheds, which benefit from western Oregon’s ample rain and collectively support a wide variety of habitats. Oregon City is home to a number of species of fish, wildlife, and plants that are regionally and nationally significant. As awareness of the importance of natural resources and their relationship to the quality of life has increased, so has concern for protecting the natural environment. Protecting the city’s valuable natural resources is thus one of Oregon City’s primary goals. In addition, the City must comply with federal, state, and regional laws protecting natural resources, including sensitive, threatened, and endangered species and their habitats. The city encourages residents to help protect our natural heritage by taking advantage of the information on this website.


The following links and documents describe Oregon City's natural resource policies and regulations in more detail.