Rocky Habitat Workshop--3
The next phase of the state’s drawn-out “site designation” process, part of the new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, is upon us. The Department of Land Conservation and Development is hosting three virtual workshops focused on proposals from community groups seeking protective Marine Conservation Area (MCA) designations for five sites. The workshops take place April 27-29. (For the first two workshops, April 27 and 28, see separate listing.)
The last of the workshops, on Friday, April 29, from 12:30 to 5 p.m., will deal with MCA proposals for Ecola Point and Chapman Point in Clatsop County. Our CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, Jesse Jones, has taken the lead coordinating role with a north coast coalition advocating for an MCA designation for these sites. For information about these proposals, contact Jesse at (503) 989-7244, [email protected].
These proposals have been slowly advancing through the process over the past two years. The workshops provide the groups and individuals supporting these site designations to hone the proposals for final consideration. Once past this hurdle, the sites will be considered for final approval by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council later this year.
Agendas, workshop materials, and registration information can be found on the Oregon Ocean Information website, https://www.oregonocean.info/index.php/further-evaluation-workshops.
For questions about the meeting and the process, contact Andy Lanier, [email protected].