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  • Share the beach with this amazing bird!

    Learn more about the western snowy plover, snowy plover management areas and dog friendly beaches.

    Western snowy plover

  • Nature-History-Discovery

    Delivered by our Natural Resources Team
    The natural resources staff of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is responsibe for land stewardship, marine conservation / rocky shores, several permit programs, department-wide resource policies, and park plants and animals. We strive to provide a safe environment while maintaining the natural beauty and historic importance of our parks.
Oregon's Amazing Natural Resources Climate Change Response Action Plan
Explore the Rocky Shores
The Wild and Wonderful 
Experience Diverse Habitats
crooked creek
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?

The consensus among the international scientific community and governmental organizations internationally is that significant changes in global climates are occurring now and are anticipated to increase in the near future. Given Oregon Parks and Recreation Departments mission and responsibilities, it is important to understand and prepare for the anticipated effects of climate change.

A plan has been developed that outlines anticipated climate changes specific to regions within Oregon and the effects they may have on our parks facilities, operations, and programs. The plan provides a framework for adapting to climate change effects as more information becomes available and as climate changes occur. Near-term actions are identified that can be accomplished using existing resources, including actions that will reduce our carbon footprint and aid in long-term sustainability of our parks facilities, operations, and natural resources.