Register now! November 9, 2019 - Salishan Resort - Gleneden Beach, Oregon

Author, Bonnie Henderson is the keynote speaker at the 2019 State of the Coast Conference. 

2019 Progam Highlights

Keynote Speaker - BONNIE HENDERSON

Bonnie Henderson is the author of several coastal books, including the critically acclaimed The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast. Her 2008 book, Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris was listed as a Best Book of 2008 by the Seattle Times and was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Awards. She has also authored two popular hiking guidebooks: Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Day Hiking: Oregon Coast. As an expert on the Oregon Coast Trail, Bonnie will share her personal and professional coastal journeys, and challenge us to consider the Oregon coast we want now and in the future.

Topics at this year’s conference include, but are not limited to:

  • What’s Up with Whales
  • Sustainable Fisheries
  • Living Coastal Legacies of Gov. Tom McCall
  • An Underwater Tour of Oregon’s Marine Reserves
  • Managing Coastal Rocky Habitat
  • Updates on Sea Star Wasting
  • Changing Watershed Over Time: Forest to Ocean
  • Local, Coastal Food Systems from Scratch
  • Coastal Livability
  • Plastics, Pollution, and Policy
  • Holistic Approaches to Coastal Species Management 
And, as always, there’s the ever-popular Student Research and Art Exhibition. Awards will be given and you are the judge!