Coast Range Radio
At Coast Range Radio, we interview folks who work to build just communities that provide for people and the natural world. We are particularly interested in the connections between Oregon’s forests, social justice, and the climate crisis.
Coast Range Radio is on all podcasting services (Apple Podcasts, Spotify). Subscribe to get the newest episode each month. Please rate and review to help spread the word and consider donating to help expand the show. And let us know what you think! Email email@example.com with feedback, guest and show suggestion, or just to say hi!
Coast Range Radio’s most recent episode:
Exploring the Potential of Regenerative Aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest
Aquaculture is the intentional cultivation of aquatic organisms like fish, mollusks, and aquatic plants, and humans have been practicing it in various forms for thousands of years.
If I asked you to picture what aquaculture looks like, there’s a good chance that if anything comes to mind, it would be environmentally destructive salmon farms, which are basically the underwater equivalent to confined factory animal farming operations.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Aquaculture can be not only sustainable, but environmentally regenerative.
The Pacific Northwest is ripe for a boom in aquaculture, but we need to do it right.
So I reached out to Megan Considine of The Nature Conservancy and Steve Rumrill with the Oregon Department of fish and wildlife to learn more about the potential and risks with this burgeoning industry.
Quick note: we had some technical difficulties with Steve’s audio, but he is a wealth of knowledge and experience, so I felt that it was important to leave in.
As always, I love hearing feedback and guest ideas! My email is Michael@coastrange.org.
If you like the show, please leave a rating and review, share this episode with at least one friend, and please consider a donation of any amount to Coast Range Association at coastrange.org.
Links and Resources:
- TNC restorative aquaculture document: https://www.nature.org/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/documents/TNC_PrinciplesofRestorativeAquaculture.pdf
- Greenpeace Article on Aquaculture: https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/wp-content/uploads/legacy/Global/usa/report/2008/3/challenging-aquaculture.pdf
- Oregon Kelp Alliance: https://www.oregonkelp.com/
- Hakai Magazine Series on Aquaculture: https://hakaimagazine.com/features/big-fish-the-aquacultural-revolution/
Coast Range Radio – Oregon Marine Reserve Partnership Series:
This is a series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Oregon’s 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 get a great high level overview of Oregon’s Marine Reserve System with Oregon Fish and Wildlife’s former Marine Reserve Program Leader, Cristin Don.
For parts two and three of our Marine Reserve series, we’ll be talking with our community partners from each Reserve up and down the coast. We’ll be hearing from Nadia Gardner from Cape Falcon and North Coast Land Conservancy, Duncan Berry with the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve, Roy Anderson with Friends of Otter Rock, Katy Bear Nalven with Cape Perpetua Collaborative, and Tom Calvanese with Redfish Rocks.
Tune in to Coast Range Radio on these local Oregon stations:
KMUN 91.9 FM & KTCB 89.5 FM, Aberdeen, Astoria and Tillamook: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
KYAQ 91.7 FM, Newport: Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. & Sundays at 6:30 p.m.
KXCR 90.7 FM, Florence: Mondays twice monthly at 4:30 p.m.
KBOG 97.9 FM, Bandon: 1st & 3rd Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
KCIW-LP 100.7 FM, Brookings: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland: Twice monthly at 5:30 p.m. on KBOO Evening News
KMUZ 100.7 and 88.5 FM, Salem: Twice monthly at 8 a.m. on the Willamette Wake Up
KORC 105.9 FM, Corvallis: Sundays at 12 p.m.
KEPW 97.3 FM, Eugene: Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
KOCF 92.7 FM, Fern Ridge: 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 9 p.m.
KSOW 106.7 FM, Cottage Grove: Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. & Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
KQUA 99.7 FM, Roseburg: Saturdays at 8 a.m. & Sundays at 7 p.m.
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