Seabird Frenzy!

Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge 2016-18 project


66 unique interpretive panels, 24 duplicates installed at 24 sites along 320 miles of coastline


The Interpretive Graphics team consisted of John Peters (I.G. overall project manager and fabricator), Marina Richie (writer and site project manager), Ram Papish (artist), Maja Smith (graphic designer), Mike Graybill (marine ecologist and planner), Sandra Murphy (planner and editor), and Seth Lucas (installer).

Working closely with Dawn Harris of Oregon Islands NWR and Brian Fowler of Oregon State Parks, the Interpretive Graphics team aimed to awaken visitors to the sparkling life and wonder of the protected islands and sea stacks along one of the most productive ocean edges on Earth. The project involved considerable research, scientific accuracy, lively interpretive writing, photo research, and creative and accurate illustrations. The panels included a number of profile or contour cuts. The size of the panels varied widely, depending on the setting. Funding for the project came from restoration dollars from the 1999 New Carissa oil spill.

For more information, please contact NAI member Marina Richie –writer/planner—

 at (Bend, Oregon).

Oregon Islands NWR-Richieportfolio