Oregon’s Marine Reserves
February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5.00
After many years, oceans which cover 70 percent of our earth are finally receiving the conservation attention they deserve. While international waters still prove problematic for such measures, nation and state controlled coastal areas have been making great strides at conserving sites, balancing the need for continued resource use. This talk will focus on the recently established marine protected areas in Oregon waters called the Oregon Marine Reserve system. Topics include a history of the marine reserve process, discussion the objectives of the program and the research findings that have come from these early years of their designation. The program is open to the public with admission of $5 at the door with students free. For more information contact Jon Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dick Vander Schaaf, Associate Director for The Nature Conservancy, provides leadership and direction in the coast and marine program that guides conservation work in Oregon. His work includes coordinating the Conservancy’s involvement in Marine Reserves implementation and monitoring, leading estuary conservation work on the Oregon north coast, restoring native oysters in Netarts Bay and integrating climate change impacts with coastal conservation actions. Dick serves on the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve Community Team on Oregon’s south coast and is assisting in the formation of similar community groups for the Cascade Head and Cape Falcon Marine Reserves. Dick has been with the Conservancy since 1983 when he was the Cascade Head Preserve intern. He has a M.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon and a Masters of Planning from the University of Oregon’s Urban and Regional Planning Department.