Reports from the Field

In collaboration with the Oregon Coast Aquarium we held our annual re-fresher training course for our volunteer scientific SCUBA divers. This year we will be conducting SCUBA surveys at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.   We have selected our two local fishing vessels to help with this year’s hook-and-line surveys. The surveys will be conducted Read More

Calling All Oregonians!

Help us learn how Oregonians use, value and depend on their coast and ocean resources. Take the online survey as part of the Oregon Coastal Values Study being conducted by our research collaborators at Portland State University. Read More

Competing Values in Conservation

How do you measure tradeoffs when comparing positive outcomes for one group of people versus the negative outcomes to another? Creating a new wilderness area, designating a wild and scenic river, or creating marine reserves all provide conservation benefits. However, there are tradeoffs. Read More