The Black Oystercatcher is a unique shorebird species that is a conspicuous and charismatic bird of the coast. Because of their small global population size, low reproductive rate, and reliance on rocky intertidal habitats, they are considered a “species of high conservation concern” and act as an indicator of intertidal ecosystem health. Click on the link below to get the full story. This important work could not be done without many volunteers and conscientious visitors to our rocky habitats who know the importance of keeping a respectful distance from all of our marvelous marine life!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2022 Territorial Sea Plan Part Three – Rocky Habitat Management Strategy Adopted SALEM – On March 31, 2022, the Land Conservation and Development Commission unanimously adopted Part Three of the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan (TSP), the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy. The decision completed a multiple-year effort led by the Ocean […]
The Oregon Coast Rocks! Here’s proof: last week the state Land Conservation and Development Commission approved two designations – Coquille Point Marine Garden near Bandon, and Cape Blanco Marine Research Area near Port Orford – to better manage Oregon’s rocky habitat and involve local communities while seeking to honor Tribal sovereignty. The Commission also approved […]
We are please to share the dynamic presentation on the topic of floating offshore wind energy that was presented to SEA by Mike Graybill on March 29, 2022. Mike shared a thoroughly researched and thought provoking look at the issue.