Enforcement: Here’s What’s Working…

Marine reserves depend on enforcement and compliance, otherwise they are simply “paper parks” with lines on a map. The compliance rates have been relatively high among Oregon’s reserve sites due to a combination of factors including fishermen’s willingness to comply with the rules, and education and outreach efforts by Oregon State Police, ODFW, and State Parks. Read More

We're Hiring: Ecological Research Project Leader

We’re recruiting to fill our Ecological Research Project Leader position within the ODFW Marine Reserves Program. We are seeking a community ecologist with excellent knowledge and skills in ecological monitoring study design, field sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. Read More

Life Through a Lens

Snagging spectacular videos of something on land isn’t hard – these days most cell phones can do it – but getting great underwater shots is a bit more complicated. Video provides a window into the marine environment. Check out underwater videos and photos collected from ODFW biologists and learn how and why we’re using video in our research and monitoring. Read More