Returning To The Reserves: Lars Robison

With a profession spanning five decades off of a 15-mile stretch of coastline, this charter boat captain’s sense of place for the Cascade Head Marine Reserve area remains deep and unchanged. Join us as we talk with Lars Robison and explore his knowledge of the reserve, how he came to know these waters, and his continued connections with this place. Read More

2019 Fish On! Hook and Line Newsletter

Another successful year of hook and line surveys is completed, which means another edition of our annual FishOn! Hook and Line Newsletter. This past year we caught and sampled 1,250 fish representing 18 different species at Redfish and Cape Falcon. Check out the FishOn! Newsletter to see more highlights and data from our surveys in 2019. Read More

Infographic: 2019 Highlights

A few ODFW Marine Reserves Program highlights from 2019, including studying microplastics in fish, new scientific research publications, $93,490 in vessel contracts with local fishermen and more. Read More

Returning to the Reserves

People’s experiences with the ocean – the smell of salt, the spray of waves, the rolling storms and the stunning calms — have a way of creating a sense of connectedness. Read more about our upcoming series that looks at different people’s sense of place and their connection with the ocean. Read More

A Prickly Problem with Sea Urchins

Beneath the waves, once towering kelp beds are collapsing from an unprecedented perfect storm that has been brewing below the surface. First, a massive epidemic wiped out sea stars, then a marine heatwave and El Niño, and now an explosion of sea urchins. Read More