This is part two of a three part series on Oregons Marine Reserve Program. A Marine Reserve is an area within coastal waters dedicated to scientific research and conservation, where all ocean development and removal of marine life is prohibited.
Think of it as a combination of an underwater State Park, a wildlife preserve, and a living laboratory!
Here in Oregon, we have five designated Marine reserves. From North to South, they are located offshore of Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and way down South near Port Orford, Redfish Rocks.
In part one, we got a great high level overview of Oregon's Marine Reserve System with Oregon Fish and Wildlife's former Marine Reserve Program Leader, Cristin Don. You can find that episode, along with all of our shows, wherever you are listening to this.
Ok, back to todays episode! For parts two and three of our Marine Reserve series, well be talking with our community partners from each Reserve up and down the coast. We're heading North to South, and today well be hearing from Nadia Gardner from Cape Falcon and North Coast Land Conservancy, and Duncan Berry with the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve.
Released on 08-08-2022