Resources

City of Cannon Beach, Oregon City of Cannon Beach, Oregon
Named as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani and “One of the World’s 100 Most Beautiful Places.” by National Geographic, Cannon Beach is on the Oregon Coast, 80 miles west of Portland and 25 miles south of Astoria.
HRAPlogo Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP)
HRAP offers an extensive interpretive program on the beach in front of Haystack Rock during most spring and summer low tides. Trained staff and volunteers are present to answer visitor questions and share their knowledge about this amazing offshore island and other marine related topics.
 shield_logo Oregon State Parks
Oregon’s Parks and Recreation Department presents and protects outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.
 oregon dept of fish and wildlife Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Did you know that you can see tufted puffins when they are nesting on offshore rocks and gray whales as they migrate along the coast?  Visit ODFW’s new Wildlife Viewing Map to learn where and when to see the state’s fish and wildlife.
 US Fish & Wildlife - Oregon US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program
The Coastal Program protects and recovers threatened and endangered species, migratory birds, and inter-jurisdictional fish – known as Federal Trust Species – by supporting voluntary restoration and enhancement of high priority coastal habitats.
 US Fish & Wildlife - Oregon Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex [pdf]
The Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex comprises six National Wildlife Refuges protecting a variety of coastal habitats. With its remarkable vistas and superb recreational opportunities, Oregon coast National Wildlife Refuges span 320 miles of the rugged coastline. 
 Wildlife Center of the North Coast Wildlife Center of the North Coast
The only wildlife care hospital on the Central and North Oregon coast providing professional medical care for all native wild birds and animals. This 100% volunteer organization assists over 2,000 wildlife patients annually.
 audubon National Audubon Society
For more than a century Audubon has protected birds and their habitat for the benefit of humanity as well as the earth’s biodiversity. Audubon’s legacy is built on science, education, advocacy, and on-the-ground conservation.
 Hatfield Marine Science Center Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)
Originally established as a marine laboratory for Oregon State University, HMSC hosts collaborative research and education programs from seven OSU colleges and six state and federal agencies on HMSC’s 49-acre campus. 
 logo-nature-notagline The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.
 whale watching spoken here Whale Watching Spoken Here
People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during watch weeks so they can help others spot the whales.
 National Wildlife Refuge Association The National Wildlife Refuge Association
Conserving America’s wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect and enhance the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries.
 Seaside Aquarium The Seaside Aquarium
Founded in 1937, the aquarium is privately owned and proud to be involved in public awareness programs: Marine Mammal Stranding, Seaside Beach Discovery Program, Sea Week, Haystack Rock Awareness Program, the Wildlife Center of the North Coast and other marine education tours and activities for school children.
 oregon coast birding trails Oregon Birding Trails
The coastal region has 4 sections, listing 173 sites. The guide includes maps, site descriptions, directions, and a listing of the birds you may see, along with site services and facilities. A birding checklist shows the 250 birds you will most likely see and the ease of spotting them.
 Cannon Beach Natural Hsitory Cannon Beach Natural History Center
“Where history comes alive!” The History Center’s mission is preserving the history of Cannon Beach by making historic materials available to the public.
 coastwatch Oregon Shores CoastWatch
CoastWatch actively collaborates with the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network to track beached animals, protecting those that are alive and helping scientists gather data about those that wash up dead.
Oregon Marine Reserves Oregon Marine Reserves (OMRP)
A growing group of organizations interested in ensuring Oregonians take part in the stewardship of Oregon’s marine reserves and protected areas, OMRP envisions a durable and ecologically sustainable system of marine reserves and protected areas for the Oregon coast.