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Little has been done to this management plan since its adoption in 1994, yet the uses and threats to Oregon’s rocky environments have intensified significantly. These dynamic ocean shoreline habitats are home to a diversity of creatures living on the edge of their ecological threshold, including fish, birds, mammals, plants and invertebrates. Birds that depend on this system like the Black Oystercatcher, a species of conservation concern, need your help.
The goals of the Rocky Shores Strategy need to be more explicit and elevated. We urge the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) to incorporate the following goals:
- Protect and conserve the habitat, living marine resources and ecological functions of Oregon’s Rocky Shores for future generations.
- Reflect and support the protections of adjacent Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas.
- Promote scientific research to inform better conservation, management, and protection of rocky shores habitat.