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

Spring Whale Watch Week in Oregon

Grey whale breaching. | Photo by Joe Morris Gray whales have the longest known migration of any mammal. They travel 10,000-12,000 miles round trip every year between their winter calving lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the cold Arctic seas. Their nearshore migration route allows us to view them here on the Oregon coast...Read more
 Spouting horn at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Rocky Shore Policies under Review

rocky_shores_cape_perpeteua_spouting_horn_bonnie_moreland.jpg For the first time in more than 20 years, Oregon is revisiting the state’s policies that protect our rocky shores. The current Rocky Shores Management Strategy, dating back to the 1990s, was never fully implemented, and existing regulations haven’t been revised...Read more

Winter Whale Watch Week in Oregon

whale_tail Gray whales have the longest known migration of any mammal. They travel 10,000-12,000 miles round trip every year between their winter calving lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the cold Arctic seas. Their nearshore migration route allows us to view them here on the Oregon coast while they head towards the warm...Read more
Christmas lights at Shore Acres State Park.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Support Oregon Shores While You Shop

shore_acres_lights_bruce_swenso_2.jpg There are many ways to support Oregon Shores and coastal conservation. Perhaps somewhat counter-intuitively, one of those ways can be shopping. Both Amazon and Fred Meyer have community support programs in which Oregon Shores participates. In each case, purchases result in contributions to our work, at no...Read more
Coos Bay's entrance.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Jordan Cove Battle Moves into Crucial Year

Coos Bay's entrance.\Photo by Alex Derr. "Hurry up and wait" is an old Army saying, and it fits the battle over the proposed Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal. Oregon Shores, along with many allies, has been battling to prevent this threat to public health and safety and to the North Spit and Coos Bay estuary for more than a decade. Still...Read more
King tide washes against riprap north of Yachats.\Photo by Gail Pardi.

Round Two of King Tide Project Rising Soon

King tide washes against riprap north of Yachats.\Photo by Gail Pardi. The second round of this winter's edition of the King Tide Project is rising our way. The project focuses on the three highest-high-tide sequences of the 2018-2019 winter season. We have also organized "preview" events to provide background information and introduce new volunteers to the...Read more

Custom Oregon Shores Coast Map Now on Sale

maptopcrop.jpg A specially designed map of the Oregon coast, focusing on conservation and public access, is now on sale. Oregon Shores collaborated with Raven Maps to create this custom, high-quality map of the entire Oregon coastal region. The project was initiated to honor the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill in 2017, and has been offered since...Read more
Spinner kite.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

Conserve While You Shop

kite_spinner_kirt_edblom.jpg There are many ways to support Oregon Shores’ work to preserve our public shoreline and coastal resources. Join or renew membership, donate, gift stock to us, leave a bequest. But there is also another way, one you will never notice once you set it up, but will keep contributing in the background. There are two...Read more
 Spring Street development site.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

Geologic Permit Hearing Raises Coastal Hazard Issues

Spring Street development site.\Photo by Elaine Karnes. The Newport Planning Commission is now deliberating on a question of great interest to Oregon Shores and anyone concerned about good land use planning. The commission is considering an appeal by local citizens, with Oregon Shores in support, of a geologic permit for a proposed development on Spring St...Read more
Two Chacabuco day packs are first prizes in the raffle.

CoastWatch Raffle Rewards Participation

daypack_chacabuco30lmicg.jpg We are in the final quarter of CoastWatch’s 25th anniversary year, and hoping that the celebration will include achieving our key goals: CoastWatch reports for each mile of the coast, and improved consistency in citizen science surveys. Progress has been made, but there are still many miles that haven’t received...Read more