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Yaquina River marshes drowned by a King Tide.  Photo by John Bauer.

Global Warming Commission Tracks State’s Climate Impacts

yaquina_river_marshes_at_king_tide_john_bauer.jpg The Oregon Global Warming Commission is a 25-member advisory group created by the 2007 Legislature. Members were appointed and directed to develop long-term policy recommendations to prepare for, adapt to, and combat global warming. Public comments can be submitted to the commission...Read more
King Tide fills Yaquina wetlands.  Photo by Meg Reed.

King Tide Parties Celebrate Project, Look to Future

king_tide_yaquina_wetlands_meg_reed.jpg Each winter’s King Tide Project concludes with a series of wrap-up parties. These celebrate the good work that has been done, but also help to prepare us for the next year’s effort. CoastWatch, along with co-sponsors Surfrider and the Coastal Management Program, invite one and all to join one of these...Read more
King Tide at Toledo boat launch.  Photo by Gregory Henton.

King Tide Project Surges Again

king_tide_at_toledo_boat_launch_gregory_henton_crop.jpg For the seventh year, Oregonians are participating in the King Tide Project, the state’s branch of an international citizen science initiative. The project is sponsored in Oregon each year by CoastWatch, along with the Coastal Management Program of the Department of Land...Read more
Meg Reed presenting her findings as a Coastal Fellow.

Meg Reed Takes Over as Coastal Shores Specialist for DLCD

reed_meg_presenting.jpg The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has said a fond good-bye to Laren Woolley, long-time Coastal Shores Specialist, who retired at the end of September. He has been a familiar figure in discussions about coastal hazards, both those immediately threatening, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and those playing...Read more
Nearshore Ocean Strategy addresses undersea habitats.  Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Revised Oregon Conservation Strategy for Nearshore Ocean Released

Nearshore Ocean Strategy addresses undersea habitats. Photo courtesy of ODFW. Oregon has adopted its new version of the Oregon Conservation Strategy , the first update of the policy framework for managing fish and wildlife resources since 2006. The new document was unveiled at the Sept. 2 meeting of the...Read more
Storm at Netarts Bay entrance. Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

"Citizen's Guide: Adapting to Climate Change on the Oregon Coast" is Available for Download

netartsbay.jpeg In 2015 our Climate Program released a new and significantly improved version of our Citizen’s Guide: Adapting to Climate Change on the Oregon Coast . The publication, available for download here , is aimed at helping citizens build their...Read more
House on spit isolated behind riprap.  Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

Climate Program Addresses Both Abatement and Adaptation

climate_impacts_house_on_spit_dogami.jpg Our Climate Program is our means of addressing the dominant challenge of our time in history—the anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change that threatens to transform our planetary habitat and affect everything Oregon Shores works to protect. Climate activism generally falls into two categories:...Read more
Photo of Coos Bay's North Spit -- note North Bend airport runway in the distance, pointed at where the LNG tanks would have been built, by Alex Derr.

FERC Denies Permit for Jordan Cove LNG Export Facility at Coos Bay, but Promoters will Keep Trying

north_spit_small_by_alex_derr.jpg In a stunning development, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which very seldom turns down any energy facility permit application, has denied a permit for the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal at Coos Bay. Oregon Shores has been an active member of the coalition battling the project...Read more
Photo of King Tide flooding at Netarts Bay, by Tracey Schmidt.

King Tide Project Surges Again

king_tide_netarts_bay_shoreline_tracey_schmidt_edit2.jpg The second round of this year's King Tide project took place last week with the high tide sequence from November 24-27. The first round took place in October, and photos have been posted. But there is still plenty of opportunity to participate. Get out your cameras and...Read more
Photo of coastal property south of Lost Creek, by Sara Schreiber.

State Parks Approves Riprap Application Despite Objections

riprap_lost_creek_sara_schreiber.jpg It is no surprise to learn that the riprap application for a lot south of Newport, which had aroused the concern of some CoastWatchers, was approved by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). Those interested in seeing the approval and the conditions imposed can find this...Read more