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  • Share the beach with this amazing bird!

    Learn more about the western snowy plover, a threatened species on our Oregon Coast, on our Nature Notes webpage dedicated to this ghost of the coastal dunes. To learn more about the seasonal recreation restrictions that protect this bird, including dog friendly beaches, visit here.

    Please help us ensure this tiny white shorebird remains present on our coast by recreating on the wet sand in areas where it breeds.

  • Stewardship - entrusted to our care

    To read more about the exciting projects and programs offered by OPRD's Stewardship Section, head on over to our
    Nature Notes blog!
  • Oregon Tidepools - where the land meets the sea

    Curious about what lives in the surf and stones at the beach? Visit our Oregon Tidepools Blog for news, updates, and helpful tips on tidepooling! There are maps, species guides, and even videos of our Rocky Shores. 

Stewardship of OPRD Oregon's Amazing Natural Resources
The Stewardship Section are stewards of the natural environment, cultural resources, and our community. We are responsible for land stewardship, marine conservation, rocky shores, several permit programs, department-wide resource policies, cultural resources, and park plants and animals. We strive to provide a safe environment while maintaining the natural beauty and historic importance of our parks. If you have questions about any of the following, you are in the right place!

  • Botanical Diversity
  • Cultural Resources
  • Forest Health
  • Habitat restoration
  • Invasive species
  • Ocean Shores
  • Scenic Waterways
  • Wildlife

Explore the Rocky Shores 

Visiting the Beach?After March 15, a special little shorebird is nesting in the sands of the Oregon Coast! To find out where to recreate without disturbing this little bird, visit our Western Snowy Plover page for maps.