Oregons coastal range is a beautiful place and needs attention.
This area is dear to me because my brother lives there and we have visited several times over the years. I have driven through Oregon and seen first hand the devastating clear cutting of loggers and I know that the side effects are negative for the environment. The old growth forests and natural waterways of Oregon need protecting they are a life line for nature and we can help.
The featured images are alder pinecones directly from Oregons Coastal Range
The following excerpt is taken from the Coastal Range website www.coastalrange.org
Aquatic Conservation Strategy
The ACS was devised as a robust approach for linking terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem management, with several articulated parts. The first is a comprehensive system of Riparian Reserves, protecting riparian forest ecosystems adjacent to streams of all sizes. Somewhat wider Reserves are designated for larger, fish-bearing streams and somewhat narrower ones for non-fish-bearing headwater streams. Coupled to Riparian Reserves, the ACS provides a list of Riparian Management Objectives and Standards and Guidelines. This list was designed to provide
direction and sideboards for how the areas should be managed to ensure protection and restoration of riparian and aquatic resources. The second component is a network of Key Watersheds. These are larger, hydrologicaly contiguous areas of high ecological value where restoration of watershed and riparian conditions is to be prioritized by the agencies. The third component is a process of Watershed Analysis, which furnishes a framework and procedure for detailed analysis to establish resto- ration objectives and priorities for Key Water-
sheds and Riparian Reserves. It also provides a procedural means of adjusting default Riparian Reserve widths, if warranted, and for establish- ing site-specific priorities and sideboards for restoration.
Jim Carlson, has worked to
organized commuity groups in support of new
nearshore marine reserves. Jim’s focus has
been on the Cascade Head and Cape Falcon
marine reserves. Two community-based groups
have formed each supporting their respective
If you wish to know more about
the Friends of Cape Falcon or
the Friends of Cascade Head,
contact jim and he’ll get you connected.
Each group is made up of knowledgable,
local community members and there are
many opportunities for volunteer service.
images from me Annie Wright and google searches for Oregons Coastal Range
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