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Explore Oregon's efforts to conserve its coastal heritage

Chuck Johnson
Thursday, July 15, 2021

A series of online talks sponsored by the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition will look at the history of the state’s coastal conservation.

For the first talk, author Chuck Johnson will speak on the roots of the state’s conservation legacy at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, during a free online event.

Johnson, program director for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, will explore Oregon's heritage in preserving coastal environments, with a focus on what was considered and accomplished in the 1960s in the fight over access and control of Oregon's beaches and coastal landscape, and what was ignored or neglected - and the implications of these choices and decisions on today's efforts to conserve our coastal heritage. There will be a discussion afterward.

Johnson spent more than a decade working in the Oregon State Legislature and for Oregon nonprofit groups in the 1970s and ‘80s. He was present while much of Oregon’s coastal environmental legacy was being created.

The series celebrates the coalition’s 50th anniversary.

To learn more and access a registration link, go to For more information contact Phillip Johnson at 503-754-9303 or

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