North Oregon Coast

Who Is The Oregon CCA?

The first chapter of CCA Oregon was established in the spring of 2007.  Since that time CCA Oregon has 9 local chapters covering key areas in the State. In addition to the ever increasing membership, CCA Oregon has also retained a well respected lobbyist in Salem, a regional fisheries director, and an Oregon Executive director, all working toward conservation and preservation of the Pacific Northwest’s marine resources.

Through a partnership of eighteen other state chapters in the United States, CCA Oregon has a lobbyist and general counsel in Washington DC working on our behalf. OREGON is an advocacy group for salmon, steelhead, and our other Northwest fish. Our job is to give voice to this precious resource that cannot defend itself against destruction.

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization comprised of 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. CCA’s strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of recreational fresh and saltwater anglers who make up its membership. From South Texas to the upper reaches of Maine, CCA’s grassroots influence is felt through state capitals, U.S. Congress and, most importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our coastal marine resources.

CCA has been active in virtually every national fisheries debate since 1984 and has participated productively in state and federal fisheries management issues for longer than two decades. CCA continues to operate as a three-tiered organization, affecting issues on the local, state and national levels.

CCA’s unmatched breadth and depth of volunteer involvement has made it the largest marine conservation group of its kind. Its grassroots network and unique combination of membership, fundraising and advocacy have enacted positive change on all levels of coastal marine conservation and management. When called into action, the impact of CCA’s grassroots machine is unparalleled.

Through broad-based recreational angler support, a strong legal and legislative presence, more than 30 years of experience and an unwavering vision for the future of U.S. and global marine resources, CCA will continue to battle for the health and longevity of our coastal fisheries and for recreational anglers’ interests in them.

CCA Mission Statement

The stated purpose of CCA is to advise and educate the public on conservation of marine resources. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote and enhance the present and future availability of these coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public.



Executive Director


Hoglund first became a CCA member in 2007 when it first established its roots in the Pacific Northwest. Since that time, he has championed CCA’s message in Salmon & Steelhead Journal. In 2018 Hoglund was inducted into CCA Oregon’s Hall of Fame for his contributions to salmon and steelhead conservation.

Hoglund will continue in his role as editor and publisher of his sportfishing titles, Salmon & Steelhead Journal, Traveling Angler and Steelheader’s Journal. Hoglund first began publishing Salmon & Steelhead Journal in 2004. The magazine will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2024.

Hoglund, 57, lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Mary. He has two adult children and a yellow Lab named Maybel. He graduated from Washington State University in 1989 where he studied Journalism.




Regional Fisheries Director

Heath Heikkila works at the intersection of government, policy, and communications advocating for solutions to some of the Pacific Northwest’s most challenging natural resource issues. Heath is passionate about the things that make the Northwest a great place to live, work, and play – and works to promote federal, state, and regional policies to make it even better.

Prior to forming Cascade Public Affairs, Heath spent over a decade in the government affairs practice group of a Portland-based law firm. Heath also had experience working as an aide in the Washington State Senate and was active in grassroots and political campaigns in the Pacific Northwest before spending 8 years in Washington, D.C. in both the public and private sectors. He served as a Policy Advisor at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he primarily focused on Western environmental and fisheries issues, including Pacific salmon recovery efforts.

Heath and his wife have three daughters and reside in Washington state.



State Lobbyist

Shawn Miller is President of Miller Public Affairs in Salem and has worked the halls of the Oregon State Capitol for 23 years. Miller Public Affairs is built upon getting results in a very competitive environment. Shawn relishes the competition of the legislative process just as he enjoyed playing NCAA collegiate and professional soccer before becoming a lobbyist. He and his wife Stephanie live in Portland and have two boys—Gunder and Grey.

Board of Directors

CCA Oregon Contact 

CCA Oregon State Officers

  • Dave Schamp – Chairman of the Board   
  • Jack Smith – State President   
  • State Vice President  – Vacant
  • State Vice President – Vacant   
  • Lynn Buerer – State Treasurer   
  • Andrew Marks – Secretary 

State Committee Chairs

  • Management – Ken Chambers   
  • Government Relations – Jack Smith   
  • Communications – Jim Kennedy
  • Finance & Budget Committee – Lynn Buerer
  • Membership Committee – Ken MacColman

Marketing and Communications

  • Don New