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The Land-Sea Connection: Coastal Conservation Issues & Strategies
November 16, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series – Presentations begin at 11:00am
Hear about the natural wonders of Oregon’s complex marine food web when Paul Engelmeyer, a respected coastal conservation voice, will speak about Coastal Conservation issues and strategies, and the Land-Sea Connection. Paul will talk about efforts to protect forage fish – the prey base for seabirds as well as the unique habitat requirements for the ESA listed Marbled Murrelet. He has managed lands for The Wetlands Conservancy located in Alsea Bay, Beaver Creek and Yaquina Bay. Landscape conservation efforts and partnership will be discussed.
Engelmeyer’s presentation will include information about the Wetlands Conservancy parcels in Alsea Bay, Beaver Creek and Yaquina Bay as well as the designated Globally Significant Central Coast Marbled Murrelet Important Bird Area (IBA), which extend over 100,000 acres from north of Yachats basin to south of Heceta Head. He will also share information on the Marine IBA effort which includes partners from Baja to Barrow, Alaska. His discussion will include information on the food web and coho salmon recovery issues.
Engelmeyer will be drawing upon his years of experience managing the Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary (located near Yachats) for Portland Audubon Society and his service on Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which has developed a system of marine reserves and protected areas for Oregon’s coast. He has decades of experience working in partnership to achieve conservation goals, including the Siuslaw Forest Stewardship groups, which received the 2010 Two Chief’s Partnership Award. This award is presented annually to a handful of projects by the Chiefs of the U.S. Forest Service and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to recognize exemplary efforts working across both public and private lands to promote conservation and forest stewardship.
***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly.
The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more in-formation on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.