Habitat is the place where a plant or animal species naturally lives and grows. A description of habitat includes characteristics of the soil, water, and biologic community (i.e., other plants and animals). In the Umpqua Basin of Oregon, a number of habitats are found, including: Estuary, Riparian Areas, Bottomland Forest, Upland Forest, and Wetland. In addition, you can learn more about habitat restoration in the Umpqua Basin.