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 PodcastsSpotify). 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 michael@coastrange.org with feedback, guest and show suggestion, or just to say hi!

Coast Range Radio’s most recent episode:

Saving Oregon’s Kelp Forests, with Tom Calvanese of Oregon Kelp Alliance

The Coast Range Association is a founding member of the brand new Oregon Ocean Alliance, which has formed to more effectively advocate for Oregon’s ocean and coast ecosystems.  In a future episode, I’ll be talking with some of the other founding members about our mission and goals and all of that good stuff.

The reason I bring it up today is that one of our top ocean priorities is protecting and restoring Kelp forests.  And no one in Oregon is doing more to help kelp than the Oregon Kelp Alliance.

The Oregon Kelp Alliance, also known as ORKA, recently launched a major new project called The Oregon Kelp Forest Protection and Restoration Initiative, aimed at protecting and restoring critical kelp forests off of Oregon’s Coast.

I’ve invited the director of ORKA, Tom Calvanese, to talk about the new initiative, the global Kelp Forest Challenge and all things kelp.  Tom is a scientist, urchin diver, manager of the OSU field station in port orford, and an inspiring and passionate advocate for Oregon’s Marine ecosystems, and I am so excited to talk with him today.

If you’re inspired by our show today, you can learn more about everything we’ll discuss today, including how to help save our kelp forests, by going to the show notes of the podcast, at our show page on the coastrange.org website, or go straight to the source: Oregonkelp.com.

Research Links/Show Notes:

Oregon Kelp Alliance: https://www.oregonkelp.com/

Kelp Forest Alliance Roadmap: https://kelpforestalliance.com/roadmap

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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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