Astoria Ecology

David Stubbs

Know Nature

Astoria’s terra, flora and fauna

Astoria is home to an abundance of native flora and fauna. The nearly 100-acre landscape includes riparian habitat, wetlands, and cottonwood stands, between the Bridger Teton National Forest and Snake River. With over 90 species of birds, deer and elk, and beautiful wildflowers, there is a lot to see — and protect. Active restoration projects will be underway in the coming years, after which, we look forward to opening the full park for public enjoyment and education.

BlueBird

Hot Spring Mineral Waters

The mineral waters at Astoria Hot Springs are unique to our site, and include magnesium, sulfur, and many other minerals that have been known to benefit our health. The Trust for Public Land completed a full testing of the waters prior to our ownership of the property, to ensure they include safe levels of minerals for people’s use.

The study of mineral waters is a growing field across the world. For more information about the benefit of mineral hot springs, check out The Balneology Association of North America. Astoria will continue to study the mineral make up of our hot springs, as well as the benefits of soaking.

Average Pool Temp

100º

Average Pool Temp

Unique Minerals

6+

Unique Minerals

Gallons Per Minute

1,000

Gallons Per Minute

Animals at Astoria

Astoria Hot Springs and Park, with two miles of riverfront along the wild and scenic Snake River is home to an abundance flora and fauna. Find deer, elk, and moose migrating between the park’s hills and lowlands, feeding earlier in the spring and longer into the fall on wetland grasses thriving on Astoria’s geothermal landscape. Plus, look up to find bald eagles and ospreys nesting along the riverbanks, and in the spring witness mountain bluebirds and pileated woodpeckers among Astoria’s cottonwood forest. With so much exciting, stunning and wild flora and fauna to be discovered, Astoria is the perfect place to connect with the outside. 

Bird Species

97

Bird Species

Types of Mammals

6

Types of Mammals

Native Trout

3

Native Trout

Astoria Plant Life

Visitors to Astoria will find a range of thriving plant life spanning across meadows, wetlands, riverbanks and forest. Discover Astoria’s mature cottonwood forest, which creates essential cover for wildlife migration and supports high avian species diversity. Plus, visitors to Astoria will enjoy the hum of quaking aspens shaking in the breeze or the vibrancy of currant flowers popping in the spring. Norrowleaf cattails amongst Astoria’s wetlands prevent erosion and provide wildlife habitat and food for species from birds to elk. 

Poppies

Poppies

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

Cottonwoods

Cottonwoods

Activity Book

Check out Astoria’s place-based Activity Book! While we can’t gather and explore together at Astoria just yet, we are delighted to share this at-home nature discovery book with your families to connect with each other and the outdoors in your own backyard. Inside, you’ll find bilingual activities that introduce Astoria’s history and ecology, coloring pages, nature journaling space and much, much more. Simply print at home and enjoy!

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Astoria Park Conservancy

Astoria Park Conservancy's mission is to connect our community through inspiring experiences in nature that improve livability, health, and wellbeing. Astoria is a non-profit, donor funded park, stewarded by Astoria Park Conservancy. Astoria's nearly 100 acres include critical wildlife habitat and wetlands, a commercial public hot springs facility, and, once completed, trails, community gathering places, and much more. Our vision is that time spent at Astoria will foster healthier and happier individuals and a more broadly connected community.

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