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

 Chetco River jetties at high tide.\Photo by Lawrence Witt.

Curry County Considers Coastal Hazards

Chetco River jetties at high tide.\Photo by Lawrence Witt. On Nov. 1, the Curry County Board of Commissioners will consider whether to pass amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan. The amendments would update county hazard planning by requiring consideration of new hazard maps issued by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral...Read more
Anti-LNG rally at the State Capitol.\Photo courtesy of Rogue Climate.

Citizens Intervene in Jordan Cove Issue

Anti-LNG rally at the State Capitol.\Photo courtesy of Rogue Climate. The battle over the proposal to build an LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay's North Spit has entered another round. And the opposition is out in full force. More than 400 conservation groups (including Oregon Shores), tribes, and individals have filed with the Federal...Read more
Thor's well, one of Oregon's premier rocky shore areas.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Rocky Shore Policy Review Gets Reinforcements

Thor's well, one of Oregon's premier rocky shore areas.\Photo by Bruce Swenson. A becalmed effort by Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) to review and update Oregon’s Rocky Shore Strategy in the Territorial Sea Plan recently got a boost. Deanna Caracciolo joined the staff of the Oregon Coastal Management Program, which supports the OPAC work, as an...Read more
Thor's well, one of Oregon's premier rocky shore areas.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Rocky Shore Policy Review Gets Reinforcements

Thor's well, one of Oregon's premier rocky shore areas.\Photo by Bruce Swenson. A becalmed effort by Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) to review and update Oregon’s Rocky Shore Strategy in the Territorial Sea Plan recently got a boost. Deanna Caracciolo joined the staff of the Oregon Coastal Management Program, which supports the OPAC work, as an...Read more
Shoreline and 804 Trail at Yachats.\Photo by Rena Martin.

Bequest Will Provide Long-term Benefit to Oregon Shores

Shoreline and 804 Trail at Yachats.\Photo by Rena Martin. We were saddened by the loss of long-time Oregon Shores supporter Jerry Jones, who passed away at the end of 2016, but are glad to announce that he will remain a supporter for many years to come through a bequest he left for coastal conservation. The Jerry G. Jones Trust has funded a $100,000 permanent...Read more
 Jill Josselyn, at her mountain cabin.

In Memoriam: Board Member Jill Josselyn

Jill Josselyn, at her mountain cabin. We are greatly saddened to report the death of long-time Oregon Shores board member Jill Josselyn on Aug. 27. Jill served on the Oregon Shores board for a decade, stepping down early this year due to her declining health. Cancer which she had seemingly defeated and had long been in remission returned with a vengeance and...Read more
Snowy Plover exclusion area.  Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

Snowy Plover Restrictions Still 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 for the year on March 15, and while most of the nesting season is over, the regulations remain in force through Sept. 15...Read more
Phillip Johnson's view when the idea for CoastWatch came to him.\Photo by Dennis White.

Sitka Center History Includes CoastWatch

Phillip Johnson's view when the idea for CoastWatch came to him.\Photo by Dennis White. Since 1970, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, on Cascade Head near Otis, has served as a refuge for artists and conservation thinkers and an incubator for creative concepts. The Center has just published a book, As Natural as the World Will Allow , authored by Sharon...Read more
Sea Change

Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day

Courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 is International Coastal Cleanup Day. Ocean trash is a serious pollution issue that affects the health of wildlife, people, and local economies. Trash on our shores and in the water increases the destruction and degradation of wildlife, water quality, and and ecosystems. In partnership with volunteer...Read more