Remote Rocky Shores Meeting
The process of revising Oregon’s regulations protecting rocky shore habitats continues. With the basic draft of the new management strategy in place, the Rocky Habitat* Working Group of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council is beginning the next phase, designation of protection levels for specific sites. As a first step, the working group is holding a remote session on Tuesday, July 9, beginning at 9 a.m., to begin discussing the public process for designating sites for protection, and criteria for such designations. This is a work session—no decisions will be made.
The public is invited to listen in. Here is the information on how to join the meeting remote:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/977488603
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +14086380968, 977488603# or +16468769923, 977488603#
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or +1 888 683 5191 (Toll Free)Meeting ID: 977 488 60
For background information on the working group and evolving rocky shore strategy, go here.
*This was formerly known as the Rocky Shores Working Group and the Rocky Shores Management Strategy. The change was made because the strategy includes not just the shoreline, but offshore rocks, so the working group didn’t want it to sound as though only intertidal areas were included. For the record, Oregon Shores considers the change to be absurd, since “rocky habitat” could mean anything from the summit of Mt. Hood to Willamette Falls to the Owyhee Canyonlands. If at any stage of the process you choose to comment, we encourage you to urge a return to the more meaningful “rocky shores.”