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
Photograph of Nestucca Spit on the Oregon Coast.

Mother’s Day March Celebrates Beach Milestone

Nestucca Spit, Oregon | 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...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

lng_coos_bay_rally_richard_knablin.jpg 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
Help us communicate a wide view of coastal conservation.  Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Oregon Shores Seeks Communications Manager

heceta_head_view_south_sonja_peterson.jpg 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 communications plan...Read more

Eugene Dance Concert Will Benefit Oregon Shores

flex_coast_concert_poster_2017.jpg 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...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
Waldport High School, Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Sharing the Coast Conference Arrives in March

Waldport High School, site of the Sharing the Coast Conference. Photo by Sara Schreiber. For the past eight years, CoastWatch has sponsored the Sharing the Coast Conference each spring. The event provides a wealth of background information relevant to monitoring the shoreline and participating in citizen science. The conference is open to everyone, and covers...Read more
A scene from the Elliott State Forest.  Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

Forest Activists Urge Public Ownership for the Elliott

A scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch. The Oregon Department of State Lands is considering sale of the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay. The state has received a single offer to buy the 82,000 acre tract, from a consortium of Lone Rock Timber and the Cow Creek tribe. The proposal, in the view of Oregon Shores and a...Read more