Oregon Territorial Sea Plan, Rocky Shores Strategy Update -- Citizen Questionnaire

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Questionnaire Information
Thank you for taking this survey and adding your voice to the Oregon Rocky Shores Strategy amendment process. The survey responses the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) receives will help us consider a range of public values and concerns regarding the management of our coastal rocky shores. All responses are voluntary, confidential and anonymous.
Oregon's Rocky Shores
Rocky shores account for approximately 41% of Oregon’s 362 mile coastline and include headlands, tide pools, rocky beaches, and cliffs, as well as offshore rocks and reefs.  Oregonians gain many benefits from rocky shores, including economic, recreational, aesthetic, cultural, scientific, and spiritual benefits, as well as the benefits we garner from healthy, functioning rocky shore habitats. Rocky shore habitats harbor a wide variety of wildlife, including invertebrates, fish, vegetation, marine mammals, and a variety of seabirds. Some of these species are threatened or endangered with extinction. Despite their seemingly durable appearance, rocky shore environments are as vulnerable to human uses as any other resource or habitat. Through thoughtful planning that aims to balance today’s needs with protecting a sustainable and resilient coast, we will meet our responsibility to ensure a healthy and productive rocky shores environment for future generations in an ever changing world.
Amending the Rocky Shores Management Plan
In fall 2017, DLCD will gather decision makers across the state to begin an amendment to the rocky shores portion of the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan. This plan acts as a coordinated vision for Oregon's ocean and coastal resources and guides the actions of state and federal agencies that are responsible for managing these resources. The amended rocky shores plan will incorporate the best available science and consider the needs, concerns, and values of Oregonians balanced with the state’s goals for a resilient coastal ecosystem that can provide enduring opportunities for its users.

The Ocean Policy Advisory Council's Territorial Sea Plan Working Group will use the important results of this survey during the rocky shores amendment process. To learn more, view the Citizen's Guide to the Rocky Shores Strategy Amendment Process.

* 1. How much would you say you know about

  A great deal A moderate amount A little Nothing Not sure
Rocky intertidal habitats (e.g., tide pools)?
Rocky intertidal plants and animals?
Human impacts to rocky shore areas?
Potential effects of changing ocean conditions (including ocean acidification and sea level rise) on rocky shores?
What activities are allowed within rocky shore areas?
How different rocky shore ecosystems are connected?
What a Marine Gardens is? / What activities are allowed in a marine Garden?
What a Research Reserve is?  / What activities are allowed in a Research Reserve?
What a Habitat Refuge is? / What activities are allowed in a Habitat Reserve

* 2. In the past 12 months how often do you visit rocky shores in Oregon?
(rocky shores include tide pools, headlands, rocky beaches and cliffs, and offshore rocks)

* 3. For approximately how many years have you been visiting Oregon's rocky shores?

* 4. If you have a favorite rocky shore area, where is it located?