Webinar on Rocky Shore Ecology

November 16, 2020 - 6:00 PM

CoastWatch is working to keep Oregonians informed about the current process through which citizens and communities can propose higher levels of protection for key rocky intertidal and subtidal areas through Oregon’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy.  CoastWatch is both providing background information about rocky shore ecology, and assisting citizens (whether they are CoastWatchers or not) in navigating the process.

The next event in CoastWatch’s ongoing series of online presentations about rocky habitats and their ecological importance is schedule for Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., when Steve Rumrill of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will discuss the importance of protecting rocky coastal habitats in light of the decline of species such as kelp, abalone, and sea stars.

Steve is the shellfish program leader with ODFW.  Previously, he was research scientist and program director at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston.  He has a doctorate in zoology.

For more information, or to receive a link to the presentation close to the date, contact Jesse Jones, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, [email protected].