The Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative (ODRC) supports, guides and promotes Oregon dunes restoration and the preservation of the open sand, unique habitats and dunes processes that benefit the plants, animals and people who live and play in this special place.
Without prompt action, the dunes as we know it would disappear and that the task is too large to go at alone. ODRC develops ideas for restoration projects, pursues funding opportunities, and engages with the community to share this story.
Restoring the dunes will be a decades-long effort, and the ODRC is in it for the long haul, sustained by the passion of those whose hearts and minds are connected to this special place.
Preserve the Best
Maintain and protect existing areas known to be in a healthy, natural condition. Examples may include areas that have functioning open sand, viable native plant communities, or resilient wildlife habitat.
Restore Site-specific Conditions and Processes
Restore and maintain smaller areas to improve natural conditions at a local level. Site-specific locations may include a beach selected for its value to a population of nesting snowy plover, a scenic stretch of trail or a specific dune formation that has critical value to the bigger landscape.
Restore Landscape-scale Natural Processes
Create and maintain areas where there is a high likelihood that restoration of natural processes and a natural landscape pattern will be successful. Natural processes and patterns include sand movement and deposition and the resulting shifting mosaic of open sand, dune formations, plant communities and tree islands.
Contact: Get Involved!
Anyone who cares about the future of the dunes is welcome to join the collaborative, where a diversity of voices is welcome and encouraged. Group members host volunteer work days to remove invasive species, speak to community groups, and participate in local events to share why they love the dunes and what they’re doing to save them.
- Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua,and Siuslaw Indians
- Douglas County Board of Commissioners
- Lane County Board of Commissioners
- Office of Senator Jeff Merkley
- Office of Senator Ron Wyden
- Oregon WildSave the Riders Dunes
- Siuslaw National Forest
- Siuslaw Watershed Council
- Travel Lane County
- And numerous concerned citizens and volunteers