Coastal Conservation News Archive

A complete archive of our past news articles, beginning in Fall 2016; older articles from our previous website are available in the historical archive

Oregon's ocean:  the view north from Cape Lookout.  Photo by Dennis Hoffman.

Ocean Science Trust Funding on Legislative Table

Oregon's ocean: the view north from Cape Lookout. Photo by Dennis Hoffman. Oregon Shores strongly supports Senate Bill 281, which would provide funding for the Ocean Science Trust. The bill has passed out of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee April 10 with a referral to Ways and Means. That committee is the one where actual decisions about...Read more
Nestucca Spit.  Photo by Linda Fink.

Mother’s Day March Celebrates Beach Milestone

Nestucca Spit. Photo by Linda Fink. Oregon Shores will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill throughout 2017. Our first anniversary event, though, honors an occasion that preceded the Beach Bill campaign, but served as a prelude to the struggle to keep Oregon’s beaches open, natural, and public. On this Mother’s Day, May 14, we will take...Read more
The Beach Fund bill will help us care for Oregon's public beaches.  Photo by Kirt Edblom.

Key Bills in Salem Affect the Coast

The Beach Fund bill will help us care for Oregon's public beaches. Photo by Kirt Edblom. The Environmental Lobby Day for this year’s legislative session, when the state's conservation groups come together to make their voices heard in Salem, has come and gone (it took place March 23). But the legislatiive session continues, and Oregon Shores is tracking a...Read more
 Anti-LNG protest in Coos Bay.  Photo by Richard Knablin.

Jordan Cove Open Houses Take Place this Week

Anti-LNG protest in Coos Bay. Photo by Richard Knablin. After being turned down flat by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a permit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project has started the process all over again, obviously hoping that new FERC commissioners appointed by President Trump will be more receptive to their scheme for developing an LNG (...Read more
Snowy Plover exclusion area.  Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

Snowy Plover Restrictions Now in Effect

Snowy Plover exclusion area. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service. Beachgoers are urged to help recovery efforts of the threatened Western Snowy Plover by respecting nesting areas and beach restrictions. These regulations went into effect March 15, and last through Sept. 15. The plovers, a small shorebird, nest on open sand along Oregon’s beaches. During...Read more
 Tidepool life will be on display at the clinics.  Photo by Jarrett Juarez.

CoastWatch and Lincoln City Offer Tidepool Clinics

Tidepool life will be on display at the clinics. Photo by Jarrett Juarez. Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will lead a series of “tidepool clinics” this spring in Lincoln City. CoastWatch is joining forces with the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau to make this learning opportunity available to the shore-visiting public. Eleven of...Read more
Help us communicate a wide view of coastal conservation.  Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Oregon Shores Seeks Communications Manager

Help us communicate a wide view of coastal conservation. Photo by Sonja Peterson. Now that our new website and database are up and running, Oregon Shores is seeking help in putting them to wider and more effective use. We have created a new, part-time position for a “Communications and Data Manager,” who will play a key role in enabling us to pursue our new...Read more

Eugene Dance Concert Will Benefit Oregon Shores

The relationship between people and nature is often described as a dance. Some Eugene-area dancers are using their skills to connect people to the coast in terpsichorean terms and benefit Oregon Shores into the bargain. Every year, Flex Studios in Eugene gives a benefit concert, with a theme and a designated beneficiary. This year their theme is coastal...Read more
Waldport High School, scene of the Sharing the Coast Conference.  Photo by Sara Schreiber.

'Sharing the Coast' Takes Place this Weekend

Waldport High School, scene of the Sharing the Coast Conference. Photo by Sara Schreiber. CoastWatch’s Sharing the Coast Conference, our 9th annual feast of information about shoreline natural history and science, takes place this year in Waldport, and is coming up this weekend, March 3-5. The public is invited, so please spread the word to anyone you know who...Read more
Yaquina River marshes drowned by a King Tide.  Photo by John Bauer.

Global Warming Commission Tracks State’s Climate Impacts

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