Rocky shores on the North Coast get new state protections
Six sites on the Oregon coast were approved for special protection designations. Find out more here.
CANNON BEACH — State protections have been secured for two rocky shore areas on the North Coast.
Ecola Point and Chapman Point were two of six sites approved for special protection designations by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development Commission on Thursday.
The sites, initially proposed by the North Coast Rocky Habitat Coalition, were reviewed and considered over the past few years as part of an update to the state’s management strategy for rocky shores under the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan.
Similarly to the measures taken at Haystack Rock, the designations…
Winter storm warning issued: heavy snow forecast in Oregon Cascades, some in Coast RangeHeavy snow is expected in the Cascades until late tonight. Travel safely. Learn more here. By The Oregonian/OregonLive.com
Oregon spring break travelers should expect heavy snow in the Cascades until Sunday night, the National Weather Service said in a winter storm warning.
The storm warning also said up to a foot of snow could fall in the Coast Range in areas above 1,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday.
In the Cascades, snow accumulations above 1,500 feet could reach 1-2 feet, with up to 4 feet of snow above 3,000.
Wind gusts as high as 35 mph are also predicted.…