Here's a new one. Climbing down the steps at Coquille Point will reveal some "No Fires" signs. They look new and newly posted. A call to the Ranger at Bullards informed me that that part of the beach is administered by
the USFWS and that I should call them.
Any idea when control of a part of Oregon's PUBLIC, Taxpayer owned and funded beach(State Park) was given over for control to the Feds?
Publically owned beaches in Oregon has been the law for many decades. I recall in the early 1960's a resort up in the Lincoln City area tried to fence off the beach for their guests use. The fence came down rather quickly as I recall. Not quite as dramatic as blowing up a beached whale but it got the point across.
Have you or any of your readers heard of this before? My guess is some kind of arrangement between the City, USFWS and State Parks. Not sure if the statutes allow it but I will find out.
Good Response in The World newspaper:
The fire regulations for unincorporated areas, (which the beaches are) come from Coos Forest, which is actually Oregon Department of Forestry. Fires are allowed on the beach, as long as they are attended and not in any vegetation. Go to www.coosfpa.net for information. Even during burn season ceremonial and warming fires are allowed. The City of Bandon can only ban within the city limits.
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