We have started the groundwork for a 30 x 30 plan on the central coast. Our focal areas currently include the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Siletz Wildlife Refuge, the Yaquina basin, several state parks, the Marbled Murrelet Important Bird Area, and the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. We have used the Conservation Opportunity Areas developed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to help guide this effort. At the central coast we have a solid track record of landscape conservation and partnerships that we hope to build on.
We need to think big and connect the work we are doing on the central coast more broadly across the state. In the coming months Bird Alliance of Oregon will be exploring ways to move forward the 30 x 30 initiative in Oregon. We have begun to reach out to decision-makers to discuss a 30 x 30 vision for our state. Stay tuned for opportunities to help us realize this vision.