Returning to the Reserves: Dick Vander Schaaf’s Sense of Place

Dick’s sense of place for Cascade Head started in his role as an ecologist for The Nature Conservancy. Soon he began developing a similar, albeit non-work related relationship, with Cape Falcon through his vacation time. Join us as we talk with this ecologist and conservation advocate to explore his knowledge of the reserves, how he came to know these waters and their shorelines, and his continued connections with them. Read More

Killer Whale Surprise

A surprise this morning, on our way out to the Cascade Head Marine Reserve to set out oceanographic moorings. Check out this Killer Whale speeding alongside our research vessel.

Have Marine Reserves Impacted Daily Fishing License Sales?

Each year thousands of people pack up their gear, set their out-of-office email response to a fishing emoji, and head to the Oregon coast. Some fishers may have found their usual fishing spot closed after marine reserve implementation. These fishers could change their behavior. To find out if fishing behavior has changed after marine reserve implementation, we looked at ODFW’s sales of daily fishing licenses. Read More