Cape Perpetua exemplifies the land-sea connection, a unique place where land and sea intersect to produce productive coastal rainforests and ocean upwelling that fuels a productive food web.
The Cape Perpetua area, on the central coastal of Oregon, includes:
- Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve (Oregon’s largest) and Protected Areas
- numerous state parks
- Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary
- Siuslaw National Forest
- Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
- Rock Creek and Cummins Creek Wilderness Areas
- a Globally Significant Important Bird Area for the Marbled Murrelet, recently uplisted in endangered on the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
- the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
- Oregon’s Ocean Shore State Recreation Area
- natural resources that provide habitats for migratory and resident seabirds, marine mammals, native fish and wildlife
- cultural resources
- places for people to recreate
Collaborative principles guiding management tasks & activities
Partners understand the importance of building community and public confidence and understanding in management and monitoring efforts within Cape Perpetua special management areas.
Engaging in Partnerships
Partners understand the importance and value that exists from communicating and working together and will strive to support one another through active communication and partnership.
Partners will seek opportunities to streamline efforts and leverage human and financial resources to advance management, monitoring, and the public engagement, safety, and enjoyment of Cape Perpetua special management areas, including all natural and cultural resource areas and sites in and around the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.