Management Plan: Cape Perpetua

The management plan for the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve is now available. The Plan outlines the state’s marine reserve mandates and describes management, outreach, and engagement strategies developed for the site. These strategies were developed with help and input from local community members and other interested Oregonians. Read More

Diving Into Hook-and-Line Data

Though our spring hook-and-line surveys were cancelled, our ecological team has been busy analyzing data from previous sampling years. These graphs summarize the average biomass of fish throughout the years of sampling at Cascade Head and Cape Perpetua, which were established as marine reserves in 2014. Read More

Greater Familiarity Leads to Greater Concern for the Ocean

Recently, ODFW revisited survey data collected in a 2016 visitor survey to dig deeper and learn more about Oregon coastal visitors. The goal was to use more advanced statistical methods to see if we could use visitor characteristics to predict how much a visitor knows or thinks that they know about the ocean. Read More

Volunteer Diana Hollingshead: Deep Commitment To Discovery & Safety

With decades of experience under her dive belt, Diana Hollingshead is no stranger to the challenges of scientific diving or the discoveries they can bring to the surface. Join us as we talk with this SCUBA instructor, as she reflects on her volunteer experiences as a scientific diver helping ODFW with marine reserve monitoring SCUBA surveys. Read More

A Natural Laboratory for Social Science Research

Over the past several years, researchers studying people’s reactions to Oregon’s marine reserves have begun to understand the complex values and experiences that underpin how different communities interact with the ocean in different ways. Many insights from our ongoing human dimensions research centers on the importance of recognizing how and why different stakeholders interact with and value the ocean in different ways. Read More

Don Sarver is Serving Science with His Fishing Skills

From beach cleanups to family fishing events to research surveys, it’s almost impossible to attend a volunteer event on the central Oregon coast without crossing paths with Don Sarver. Join us as we talk with this stalwart fisherman and avid volunteer as he shares his reasons for volunteering, some of his most memorable moments and what he’s learned about the reserves in the process. Read More