Rocky Habitat Meeting

February 25, 2021 - 8:00 AM
Rocky Habitat Working Group

Tidepool at Cannon Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is now holding a series of meetings to consider the proposals submitted by the public for “site designations”—areas of the rocky shoreline or offshore areas worthy of special levels of protection.  Several of these meetings are closed to the public, so that the committee members can discuss the proposals candidly.  But the last of these meetings, when decisions about approval or denial of the proposals will be made, is public.  It takes place online on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

To register, and to obtain background materials for the meeting, go here:  https://www.oregonocean.info/index.php/component/jevents/eventdetail/133...

Once the initial recommendations are made by the Rocky Habitat Working Group, there will be a public comment period in March.  OPAC is expected to decide on the recommendations during a May meeting.