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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.

  • Nature-History-Discovery

    Delivered by our Stewardship Division
    The Stewardship staff of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is responsibe 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.
  • 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 Projects and Updates Oregon's Amazing Natural Resources
Want to know what the Stewardship Division is up to? Check out our Nature Notes blog to discover the latest news, species sightings, and projects to enhance and restore the amazing natural resources in our State Parks!

Explore the Rocky Shores 

The Wild and Wonderful 
Protecting our Natural Resources
Strange and exotic plants and animals are showing up where they don't belong. What can we do to stop them?