Rocky Habitat Panel Discussion

February 17, 2021 - 6:00 PM
HMSC Science on Tap

Otter Rock tidepools.\Photo courtesy of ORPD.

Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan: Part 3, also known as the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, aims to balance human use and ecological conservation consistent with Oregon’s ocean resources statewide planning goal. For the first time in nearly 25 years, the strategy has gone through a multi-year, comprehensive update process to incorporate the most recent science and public input.  The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council will be considering “site designations”—areas afforded special levels of protection—proposed by the public this spring.  Another round of such site designation proposals will take place next fall.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series offers an opportunity to learn more about this process with “Life on the Rocks:  Updating Oregon’s Rocky Habitat Strategy,” an online panel discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.  For the duration of the pandemic, the “on tap” aspect of these sessions is up to you at home.

Learn more about the new Rocky Habitat strategy, and a new mapping tool that will allow you to interact with rocky habitat data and develop proposals for special habitat designations such as Marine Gardens, Marine Research Areas, and Marine Conservation Areas from panelists Charlie Plybon, Oregon Policy Manager for Surfrider Foundation; Michael Moses, Rocky Habitat Coordinator with the Oregon Coastal Management Program; and Andy Lanier, Marine Affairs Coordinator with the Oregon Coastal Management Program

To join the webinar, go here.

 Or call: +1 971 247 1195 Webinar ID: 931 6662 5240