Oregon Shores is a regional conservation group--we tackle a wide range of issues affecting the Oregon coastal region, from the crest of the Coast Range to the edge of the continental shelf. Our Ocean Program advocates for marine reserves, tight regulation of wave energy development and pollution abatement. Our Land Use Program employs a wide range of tools--Oregon's land use planning system, state and federal clean water laws, the ESA and other laws and regulations--in protecting habitats, ecosystems and resources. Our CoastWatch Program organizes volunteers--about 1,300 at present--who adopt one-mile segments of the shoreline and keep watch for impacts. And our Climate Action Program addresses adaptive responses to such coming impacts as sea level rise, seeking to protect habitat rather than allow it to be destroyed by desperate efforts to resist the inevitable. We also sponsor the annual Oregon Coast Conference.