Climate Events

Sep
24

LCDC Considers Climate Policies

September 24, 2020

King tide, a preview of climate change, floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) with take up rulemaking with regard to its “Climate-Friendly” and “Equitable Communities” initiatives at its next...

Sep
25

Climate Plan Webinar

September 25, 2020

King tide washes up against Coquille, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation...

Oct
1

Clatsop Public Planning Meeting

October 1, 2020

Marsh on Youngs Bay in Clatsop County.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Clatsop County Community Development staff invites the public to join a virtual workshop on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 3-5 pm, on Statewide Planning Goal 5 – Open Spaces, Scenic and Historic Resources, and Natural Resources....

Oct
31

Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...

Past Events

Jul
22

Virtual Science Pub Walrus Talk

July 22, 2020

Sheanna Steingass.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are fun, educational…and,...

Jul
14

Sea Otter Seminar

July 14, 2020

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

The Elakha Alliance and the Defenders of Wildlife are offering a joint webinar that explores sea otter restoration in adjacent Pacific coast regions where recovery efforts have occurred. The discussion will consider how these examples may advise a...

Jun
24

Global Warming Meeting Online

June 24, 2020

Siuslaw River watershed during a king tide.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Wednesday, June 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the commission will briefly discuss its future vision and operating procedures. The meeting will focus on discussion...

Jun
4

Offshore Wind Meeting

June 4, 2020

Offshore wind array.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), along with Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are convening a meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Energy Task Force to discuss potential development of...

May
29

Lecture on Climate and Fisheries

May 29, 2020

Vessel fights across the Yaquina bar during a king tide.\Photo by Keith Nelson.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 29, the series features a 9 a.m. talk from Ralf...

May
13

Global Warming Commission Meets

May 13, 2020

Coquille Valley flooded at king tide, a proxy for sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet online on Wednesday, May 13, frm 1-4 pm.  Their deliberations are open to the public. 

At this meeting, the...

May
1

Lecture on Seagrass Meadows

May 1, 2020

Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.
Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

A talk in the series of interest in terms of both marine ecology and climate comes from Aurora...

Apr
30

Online--Talk on Soil and Climate

April 30, 2020, Newport

Kristin Ohlson.

Until the coronavirus hit, Kristin Ohlson was scheduled to discuss her book, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet on Thursday, April 2, as part of the carbon-storage focused, free speaker series, “From Ridgetop to...

Apr
22

Earth Day Video/Audio Event

April 22, 2020

Siltcoos River mouth from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

A cavalcade of Lincoln County activists, musicians, and leaders will push back against the darkness of the times with a celebratory virtual event in honor of Earth Day.  The video/audio event takes place...