Webinar on Oregon's Marine Reserves

January 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Portland Audubon

Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Portland Audubon is hosting a free webinar on Oregon's marine reserve program from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oregon’s Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas were designated in 2012 with the goals of conserving marine habitats and biodiversity, providing a framework for scientific research and effectiveness monitoring, and avoiding significant adverse social and economic impacts on ocean users and coastal communities. As it’s been 10 years since the reserves were established, this webinar will discuss how this program performed and what the next steps will be. Join this panel discussion to hear from marine reserves experts to understand the successes and challenges of Oregon’s marine reserve program. There will be a question and answer session with the panelists following their presentations. 

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Sullivan-Stack- Research Associate at Oregon State University working on several projects related to marine protected area science and conservation, including as co-lead of The MPA Guide.
  • Dr. White- Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences at Oregon State University, and is based in the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.
  • Dr. Aylesworth- Newly appointed Marine Reserves Program Leader, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife based in Newport, OR. Lindsay has been serving in the interim role since June 2022 and prior to that served as the Marine Reserves Ecological Project Leader over the previous 5 years.

For more information and to register, go here.