There's More Beneath the Surface


Oregon’s marine reserves are areas in our coastal waters dedicated to conservation and scientific research. 5 Sites:  The Cape FalconCascade Head,Otter RockCape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks marine reserves are each named for local natural landmarks. Within the marine reserves all removal of marine life is prohibited, as is ocean development.

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife oversees the management and scientific monitoring of these areas. For a state famous for exploration, we’ve only skimmed the surface of our coastal waters. Join us, as we study these areas and learn how to best maintain Oregon’s coastal ocean resources for generations to come. There’s a lot more of Oregon to discover.

Click Here to explore the new ODFW Marine Reserves Website


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Contact for Marine Reserves

ODFW is the lead on the Marine Reserves process.

Contact Us:
2040 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR 97365