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Biological Investigations of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area


September 2009 - December 2009


This project is designed to enhance inter-agency collaboration, customer service to hundreds of thousands of visitors at YHONA, and land stewardship in identifying causes and consequences of the biological trends. The long-term benefits of this work are multi-fold. This would establish a partnership between agencies for future biological monitoring needs at YHONA, while continuing some of the efforts in this project to address long-term variation in biological trends related to changing ocean conditions and climate effects. Additionally, updating and disseminating the most current information through innovative outreach avenues greatly enhances visitor experience and perception of agency stewardship of public resources.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 14

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 80

Presentations: 244



Funding Agencies

  • USFWS Region 1

Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  2. Oregon State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute