Treasures of the Oregon Coast

Return of the Native Coastal coho salmon have survived 150 dismal years, but barely. Now Oregon officials say coho are no longer threatened. Critics say that’s wishful thinking

Return of the Native Coastal coho salmon have survived 150 dismal years, but barely. Now Oregon officials say coho are no longer threatened. Critics say that’s wishful thinking By Paul Koberstein YACHATS — A walk through the woods with Paul Engelmeyer is like a trip both back and forward in time. Since the late 1980s,

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Sand Lake, Oregon’s most untouched estuary. Soon to be a golf course?

Sand Lake, Oregon’s most untouched estuary. Soon to be a golf course? By Paul Koberstein About 5 miles north of Pacific City, the tiny Sand Lake estuary has somehow been spared the development that has been transforming the rest of the Coast’s tidal lands for 150 years. Other than a farm that operated beyond the

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Where’d They Put the Ocean? Sprawl obstructs views, pollutes beaches and mars Oregon’s scenic shoreline

Where’d They Put the Ocean? Sprawl obstructs views, pollutes beaches and mars Oregon’s scenic shoreline By  Paul Koberstein PACIFIC CITY — All year long, surfers ride the waves at this small Tillamook County town, one of Oregon’s most popular beachfront resorts. Haystack Rock, the tallest of three towers by that name on the Coast, stands

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