Long Form Fishing Community Profile: Newport, Oregon

 

These profiles were created as a result of a collaborative research project conducted during 2007. The project was designed and implemented with the help of the commercial fishing community working in partnership with scientists from Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Sea Grant.

Long Form Fishing Community Profile: Garibaldi, Oregon

These profiles were created as a result of a collaborative research project conducted during 2007. The project was designed and implemented with the help of the commercial fishing community working in partnership with scientists from Oregon State University (OSU) and Oregon Sea Grant.

Working Group Considers Effects of a Changing Climate

This report summarizes the activities to plan for climate change undertaken cooperatively by Oregon Sea Grant and a working group of Port Orford (Ore.) citizens from January 2009 to August 2010. The working group had no official capacity; they simply had a shared interest in how the community might adapt to a changing climate.

Attitudes, Concerns, and Priorities of Oregon Coast Residents Regarding Tourism and Economic Development

Many communities on the Oregon coast are experiencing significant demographic and economic transitions. Young adults are leaving coastal communities in search of jobs, while an increased number of retirees and second-home owners are moving in. The wood products industry has declined as the result of a decreased timber supply and fluctuation in the demand for wood products. Likewise, shortages in some fishery stocks have reduced commercial fishing. At the same time, expanding tourism, recreation, and retirement industries have helped diversify coastal economies.

Oregon Coastal Salmon Restoration

In 1995, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber began preparing a voluntary plan for restoring Oregon coastal coho salmon runs. The plan encourages a cooperative approach among state agencies, federal officials, and community partners. To learn about the people most affected and most likely to participate in this plan, the authors conducted a survey of 505 coastal residents. Respondents' views suggest support for a voluntary, nonfederal approach to salmon restoration.

History, Science, the Law, and Watershed Recovery in the Grande Ronde

In this case study, an influential policymaker on Northwest salmon provides an insider's view of the struggles one community has faced in attempting to restore endangered salmon. That the study focuses on one of the first model watershed programs in the Columbia Basin, the Grande Ronde, where the struggles involve complex issues of science, law, and community values, should make it particularly thought provoking for a variety of readers.

Recommendations for a Nonregulatory Wetland Restoration Program for Oregon

Oregon has long been a leader in developing programs to protect and preserve wetlands through state regulation and local land use planning. But in spite of our best efforts, wetland losses continue. One reason for these continued losses is the relatively minor emphasis Oregon places on nonregulatory restoration of wetlands for their inherent functions and values, not just as mitigation for development activities.

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