Over the last decade, recreationists and community members began voicing concerns about the disappearing sand and the speed with which a handful of plants are spreading across the dunes and changing its landscape and recreational opportunities.
People began asking hard questions about this special place: Can we slow the changes on the dunes? Can we help snowy plover while also improving opportunities to ride the dunes? Can we give the wind reign over the sand again without burying development? Can we breathe new life into this ecosystem that humans have lived on and loved for centuries?
Out of the voices, a common objective started to emerge: We need to save the Oregon dunes. And we can do it, if we work together.