June 2018 OISC Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who made it to the June 2018 OISC meeting on the southern Oregon Coast - and a special thank you to our hosts at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), the Charleston Marine Life Center, and The Bandon Community Center!

Day 1 at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Day 1 at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

The 2-day event was packed with engaging presentations, group discussions, field trips, and a joint meeting with the Oregon State Weed Board.

A quick recap:

  • We had more than 80 attendees over the 2-day event, representing nearly 40 organizations.

  • Representation included 8 State Agencies, 5 Educational Institutions, 4 Federal Agencies, 3 Tribes, and many others, including city/state elected officials, NGOs, advocacy groups, and individual community members.

  • ...and 3 people tried oysters for the first time!


Day 1: OISC Meeting in Charleston, OR

We learned about and connected with:

  • Marine vectors & ballast water from Rian Hooff at Oregon DEQ (View PDF)

  • Early detection / rapid response programs from Bree Yednock at South South Slough Estuarine Research Center (View PDF)

  • Coastal tourism and partnership opportunities from Miles Phillips at Oregon Sea Grant (View PDF), Dave Lacey at Oregon Coast Visitors Association (View PDF), and Janice Langlinais at Coos Bay - North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau (View PDF

  • Reporting and tracking invasive species using Oregon's Invasive Species Hotline and iMap Invasives from Lindsey Wise at Institute for Natural Resources (View PDF)

  • Biofouling invasions and issues from Glenn Dolphin (2018 OISC Chair) at Oregon State Marine Board (View PDF) and Zofia Knorek at OIMB (View PDF)

  • Coos Watershed Association's education, detection and response (Strike Team!) programs from Ed Hughes (View PDF)

  • Partnerships, planning and data by the Partnership for Coastal Watersheds from Jenni Schmitt at South Slough Reserve and Don Ivy with the Coquille Indian Tribe (View PDF)

  • An active update to the Rocky Shores Management Strategy from Deanna Caracciolo & Andy Lanier at Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (View PDF)

  • Green Crab detections and monitoring from Jenni Schmitt 

  • Whole watershed restoration efforts in the South Slough


Day 2: OISC/OSWB Joint Meeting in Bandon, OR

We learned about and connected with:

  • Feral swine detections in S. Oregon and a new State Action Plan for Feral Swine in the future from J.D. McComas at USDA APHIS Wildlife Services (View PDF)

  • Economic and environmental consequences of Sudden Oak Death from Wyatt Williams at Oregon Department of Forestry (View PDF) & Representative David Brock Smith

  • Forest Service priorities and invasive species projects from Karen Ripley and Ellen Michaels Goheen at US Forest Service (View PDF)

  • Noxious weed control to protect sensitive habitats and endangered plants from Sherri Laier at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

  • Impacts of Gorse and collaborative solutions through the Gorse Action Group from Jim Seeley at Wild Rivers Coast Alliance (View PDF)

  • Opportunities to engage with policy makers from Representative McKeown

  • Collaborative funding strategies

  • Successful early detection and rapid response efforts to control new harmful weeds in partnership with Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon State Parks


Here’s to another successful Council Meeting -- 

We hope to see you at the next one!

Information on past and future meetings can be found on the OISC Meetings page

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