Communities and the
Coastal Communities and the Living Ocean
From Astoria to Gold Beach, coastal communities are connected with the ocean through history and livelihood. We have studied this connection and use the knowledge gained to help make the coast a better place to live.
The CRA Coastal Program works with a strong coalition of coastal conservation organizations with a focus on Oregon’s Marine Reserve program and coastal climate change impacts. At the CRA we explore two main issues: marine conservation and the impacts of climate change on coastal communities and environments. Our Coastal Program is headed up by Jim Carlson. Email him at email@example.com to learn more and to get involved.
Stay connected through our Ocean News email digest and learn more about our Coastal Programs in the sections below.
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Oregon Coast Ocean News
A monthly email digest of the most important Oregon focused climate & ocean stories. This newsletter also features local events and updates from Oregon’s Marine Reserve program. Concise & relevant – don’t miss an issue.
The Ocean & Climate
Because of Climate Change, today the Oregon Coast is experiencing dramatic changes to our nearshore ocean environments and coast. These changes include rising sea level, hypoxic nearshore ocean waters, seasonal temperature changes, more acidic ocean waters, and changes in forest cover. We observe these changes everyday and prepare for the acceleration of these impacts on our communities, fisheries, wildlife, and coastal environments. Learn more about CRA’s Ocean’s & Climate work and how to get involved.
Ocean Science & Conservation
CRA works with a strong coalition of coastal conservation organizations working on Oregon’s Marine Reserve program. Learn about the Marine Reserve program and the important research and conservation being done on the Oregon Coast.
2008 Coastal Economy and Environment Report by the Coast Range Association
“This paper reports on the first phase of an economic analysis linking marine and marine influenced ecological conditions to the general coastal economy by exploring those ecosystem services that connect economy and ecology. We present the general concept of ecosystem services and discuss qualitatively their contribution to the coastal economy of Oregon. Specifically, we provide the background ecological economics framework in which the role of ecosystem services is assessed in their support of the coastal economy.”
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All of us at the Coast Range Association hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and following best practices for protecting yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For our part, the Coast Range Association has cancelled all in-person events and we are all working from home.
This edition of Oregon Coast Ocean News is a bit different. We are still providing links to stories and research on important coastal climate and science news. We are still sharing updates from Oregon’s marine reserves, partners and ODFW. We have also included important coastal stories on COVID-19.
However, due to the Coronavirus there is little to update on coastal events. Most if not all events have been cancelled. We are providing links to digital resources shared by our partners which should provide some great entertainment and educational opportunities during the stay-at-home order. Please send us your coastal resources and stories to be included in future newsletters and on social media at email@example.com.Read More
Welcome to the Coast Range Association’s Oregon Coast Ocean News. We are happy to share timely and relevant climate & ocean news & events impacting the lives of Oregon’s Coastal residents.
To learn more and to get involved in our work, reach out to Jim Carlson, CRA’s coastal field staff person. He works with the great network of organizations and agencies that support the nearshore marine reserve system. Reach Jim on the phone, 503-801-5538, or at his email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
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