Cascade Head Marine Reserve - view from The Knoll
Reserve Inspiration by Scott Groth

WE ARE

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC), and

OUR MISSION

Is to encourage residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the native birds, other wildlife, and habitats found on the Central Oregon Coast.


Five Oregon Marine Reserves

WE ARE EXCITED

To announce that Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC) has designated August 2021 as Marine Reserve Awareness Month for these living laboratories overseen by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). With a focus on Cascade Head Marine Reserve, this effort aligns closely with our ASLC mission.

FIVE MARINE RESERVES

Are dotted along our rocky coast. These sites, Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks marine reserves are each named for local natural landmarks.

A marine reserve is an area within Oregon's Territorial Sea or adjacent rocky intertidal area that is protected from all extractive activities, including the removal or disturbance of living and non-living marine resources, except as necessary for monitoring or research to evaluate reserve condition, effectiveness, or impact of stressors.

LEARN MORE

About these special sites this August, as we celebrate Marine Reserve Awareness Month with you! Based in Lincoln City, we decided to focus our first designated Marine Reserve Awareness month on Cascade Head. Located at the northern edge of Lincoln City, this marine reserve is the only one that is entirely under water. Stunning views from The Knoll and walks along the beaches at Road's End are the best ways to enjoy the marine reserve.

Together we will explore Cascade Head Marine Reserve through art, education, and exploration..


RESERVE INSPIRATION: Art Exhibition

An exhibition inspired by Cascade Head Marine Reserve

August 13–September 5, 2021
Chessman Gallery, Lincoln City Cultural Center

7 COASTAL ARTISTS

Share work inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve in media ranging from painting to scientific illustration, ceramics, photography, and even FirePainting. Children can paint ceramic creatures that will inhabit a three-dimensional tidepool.

Scott Groth, Underwater Photographer Scott Groth, Underwater Photographer

Jill Perry Townsend, Plein Aire Seascape Painter Jill Perry Townsend, Plein Aire Seascape Painter

Participating artists:
  1. Julie Fiedler, Ceramic Sculptor
  2. Scott Groth, Underwater Photographer
  3. Cynthia Longhat-Adams, FirePainter
  4. Victoria McOmie, Abstract Artist
  5. Ernie Rose, Bird Photographer
  6. Nora Sherwood, Natural Science Illustrator
  7. Jill Perry Townsend, Plein Aire Seascape Painter


INTERACTIVE ART AND INFORMATION

Lincoln City Farmer's and Crafters Market
Sundays August 8-September 5, 2021

Pigeon Guillemot, Ernie Rose, Bird Photographer Pigeon Guillemot, Ernie Rose, Bird Photographer


Visit our information table where you can learn more about our Oregon Marine Reserves as well as how you can support our programs here at Lincoln City Audubon! We serve all of Lincoln and Tillamook counties, not just Lincoln City, providing education and advocacy for our wildlife and their habitats!

Bring your children with you while visiting us at the Lincoln City Farmer's and Crafters market! We will have an art room set up in the Lincoln City Cultural Center where they can paint ceramic tidepool creatures that will be included in an interactive, three-dimensional tidepool!
NOTE: our final two children's activities, previously set for August 29 and September 5, are cancelled.

Bald Eagle, Nora Sherwood, Scientific Wildlife Illustrator Bald Eagle, Nora Sherwood, Scientific Wildlife Illustrator

In addition, during July, art kits with materials to create fish of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve will be available at the Cultural Center.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Friday, August 13, 7:00pm

Diving into Oregon's Marine Reserves:
a virtual underwater tour

Cristen Don, ODFW Marine Reserve Program Leader.

Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367

Cristen Don will conduct a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine sites to explore the work being done at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve site by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and their many collaborators.

Presentation
Victoria McOmie, Abstract Artist


Ms. Don oversees the policy work and administration of ODFW’s Marine Reserve Program. She enjoys leading interdisciplinary teams in tackling complex ocean management issues. Over the past 17 years her work has spanned a variety of ocean related topics including marine protected areas, ocean renewable energy, and fisheries. She has worked on the planning and implementation of Oregon’s marine reserves since 2007. She has a Bachelor’s degree in marine biology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree in marine and environmental affairs from the University of Washington. You might find her surfing off the Oregon coast or curled up with a good fiction novel.

 

Friday, August 27th, 7:00pm

** August 27th program is now online only. Pre-registration required. **

Register here for the August 27th program. An email with the meeting link will be sent to you.

Gifts from the Ocean:
Oregon's Marine Reserves from a Tribal Perspective

Peter Sugus Hatch, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

The indigenous peoples of the Oregon Coast have always relied upon the ecological integrity of our coastal ecosystems for their sustenance, health, and prosperity - from the top of watersheds to the ocean floor. In this talk, Peter Hatch (Conf. Tribes of Siletz Indians) will give a historical and cultural overview of some of the major coastal and nearshore resources important to Oregon’s coastal tribal communities past and present, and discuss how traditional views of humans’ interconnectedness with other species can inform our management approaches in the future.

Cynthia Longhat-Adams, FirePainter
Cynthia Longhat-Adams, FirePainter


Mr. Hatch is the Historical Researcher/Cultural Resources Technician at Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Mr. Hatch's presentation will be online. Pre-registration is required.

Register here for the August 27th program. An email with the meeting link will be sent to you.


EXPLORATION

Bird walks and nature hikes at Cascade Head Marine Reserve
Participation is FREE, but space is limited.
Pre-registration is required where indicated.
Outings will be led by expert naturalists.

Saturday, August 14, 9:00am

Join us at The Villages Open Space where we will take an easy stroll through meadows, woods, and marshes ultimately arriving at the Road's End State Recreation Area adjacent to the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.

Location: We will meet at the cul-de-sac at the north end of NE Devil’s Lake Blvd, off Hwy 101 just north of Lincoln City.

The Knoll, photo Steve Griffiths The Knoll, photo Steve Griffiths


Saturday, August 28, 9:00am ~ FULL: wait list only ~

Hike along the beach with us starting at Road's End State Recreation Site. We will have an optional guided walk up The Knoll Open Space for spectacular views. Pre-registration required.

Upon registration, you will receive an email acknowledgment which includes the meeting location, or notice that you've been placed on our waiting list.

Pre-register here. ~ FULL: wait list only ~


ASLC Bird Walk 2020

Saturday, August 21, 9:00am ~ FULL: wait list only ~

The staff of Camp Westwind have invited us to walk with them along the Salmon River and out to the beach to the northern edges of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.

Upon registration, you will receive an email acknowledgment which includes the meeting location, or notice that you've been placed on our waiting list.

Pre-register here. ~ FULL: wait list only ~

Scott Groth, Underwater Photographer
Scott Groth, Underwater Photographer


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Oregon Marine Reserves

Oregon Ocean Information: Marine Reserves

Cascade Head Marine Reserve

Birds that rely on our Coastal Habitats

Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve

The Oregon Nearshore Strategy

Citizen's Guide to Oregon's Coastal Management Program
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