Rocky Habitat Management News

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 OceanContinue reading “Rocky Habitat Management News”

The Oregon Coast Rocks!

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 approvedContinue reading “The Oregon Coast Rocks!”

Against All Odds: The BLOY of Northern Elephant Rock

Author: Teri Spencer, Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) member Photos: Diane Bilderback, SEA member The beaches of the Southern Oregon coast are a wonderland of beautiful and unique sights, sounds and smells. One distinct sound frequently heard along our beaches is the high-pitched, animated call and rapid chatter of the Black Oystercatchers, shorebirds that resideContinue reading “Against All Odds: The BLOY of Northern Elephant Rock”

A Blue Whale’s Tale

In early September, the ocean was as flat as could be, with hardly a breeze.  “Thar she blows!” were the words from the 21 ft boat captain, Kent.  We all heard the blow off in the distance.  Kent, Steve, and Bruce, from Bandon, and Dean from Wyoming, were anchored about three miles west of Bandon, inContinue reading “A Blue Whale’s Tale”

Back to the Sand!

Around the world, it has been a tough one and a half years for everyone due to the COVID pandemic. Our local community has faced its own unique challenges and even SEA struggled with the lack of hands-on interpretation, especially during the spring/summer seasons of 2020 and 2021. We missed sharing our spotting scopes withContinue reading “Back to the Sand!”

Beach & Riverside Cleanup, Bandon, Oregon

In Partnership with the Oregon Lottery Annual Volunteer Cleanup – Participate with local volunteers on Bandon beaches in this Oregon State-wide Cleanup Effort Saturday, September 25, 2021 in coordination with SOLVE, Oregon’s own solution to pollution… We hope you can join us! To register to join Bandon locals in our own Bandon beaches cleanup effortContinue reading “Beach & Riverside Cleanup, Bandon, Oregon”

Ocean Policy Advisory Council Approves New Areas of Protection

Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) approves two new marine protected areas on Oregon’s southern coast, Coquille Point Marine Garden and Cape Blanco Marine Research Area. For the full story, click on this link: