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

Many Faces of Science: Communications

Learn about the personal and professional journeys of the diversity of people involved in advancing marine reserves science. This post dives into science communications. Meet Kelsey Adkisson, the ODFW Marine Reserves Communications and Engagement Project Leader. Read More

Science on the Grill

You’re invited to our first-ever Science on the Grill! Enjoy and afternoon of free food and science on the docks and talk with ODFW biologists about marine science, marine reserves research and information about this past spring field season. Read More

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