Located in the ocean between Manzanita and Cannon Beach, Oregon, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve site is a 20 square mile area dedicated to conservation and scientific research. Just like parks and protected natural areas on land, there are multiple benefits of protected areas in the ocean. They conserve ocean wildlife and biodiversity. Marine Reserves sites also serve as living laboratories, where we can learn about marine reserve protections and Oregon’s ocean environment to help us maintain our seas for future generations.
The marine reserve is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Learn more about regulations and Oregon’s other marine reserve sites by visiting Oregon Marine Reserve website and their Cape Falcon Marine Reserve page.
Exciting changes for Cape falcon marine reserve
Seeking to expand land-to-sea connectivity along the northern Oregon Coast Range, North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) adopted the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve program, formerly run by a “Friends of” group, on February 1, 2022. The program serves the critical function of educating on and advocating for the abundant values the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve site has to offer the state of Oregon.
The Friends group is grateful to the Lower Nehalem Community Trust who have served as the organization’s fiscal sponsor since 2014.
Please visit their new webpage for information about Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. You can also stay connected to Cape Falcon with Facebook and Instagram, through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (503) 738-9126.
This page is partially supported by the Economic Development Council of Tillamook County and Visit Tillamook Coast.