Climate Events

Oct
28

Water Year Recap and Outlook

October 28, 2020

Lower Alsea River.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

For those who pay attention to water supplies and hydrology, the new year just started—the Water Year, that is.  Anyone interested is invited to the Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook...

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...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April 6, through Thursday, April 9.  It has also been moved online.

The conference brings together more...

Past Events

Oct
13

Coastline Habitat Change Seminar

October 13, 2017, Charleston

Pacific Rim National Park, BC Canada
Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia, Canada. | Photo by Jack Aloha

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Margot Hessing-Lewis from the Hakai Institute (BC Canada) will speak on, “Stressed and disturbed; coastline complexity and biodiversity...

Oct
10

Northwest Climate Conference

October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017, Tacoma

Storm surge waves during a King Tide. Photo by Jenny Green.
Storm surge waves during a King Tide. Photo by Jenny Green.

The 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference will take place Oct. 10-11 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington.  The conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the...

Oct
1

Climate Leadership Training

October 1, 2017, Newport

King Tide swamps Highway 126.\Photo by Greg Reed.
King Tide swamps Highway 126.\Photo by Greg Reed.

Deb Lev, a natural resource professional and climate leader trained by Al Gore’s Climate Reality project, will give a talk on “Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the South Beach Community Center (3024...

Sep
24

Notes from the Riverkeepers Performance

September 24, 2017, Astoria

Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. | Photo by Chanel Hason

A musical homily unveiling the epic, sordid history of crude-oil-by-rail transport in the Columbia River Gorge.

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
Audience talk-back after the performance at 8:15pm

Purchase tickets here. 

Notes from...

Sep
16

International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 16, 2017

Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Celebrating International Coastal Cleanup Day. | Photo from Golden Gate State Park

International Coastal Cleanup: Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean. Will you join in this year?

In...

Sep
8

Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

September 8, 2017, Newport

Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) gives citizens a means...

Sep
7

Talk on Climate Change

September 7, 2017, Newport

Mussels and barnacles are among key shellfish resources.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Mussels and barnacles are among key shellfish resources.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The projected impacts of climate change are widespread and will affect how coastal resources are managed. The MidCoast Watersheds Council presents a particular perspective on these coming changes at its meeting...

Sep
7

Environmental Justice Task Force Forum

September 7, 2017, Newport

 Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.
Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force is a means of delivering a...

Aug
26

BioBlitz for Cape Perpetua

August 26, 2017, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Oregon.
Cape Perpetua, Oregon. | Photo by Heron Marychild

Join partners from Oregon State Parks, the Audubon Society of Portland, the Native Fish Society and the U.S. Forest Service in exploring the nooks and crannies of the creeks and seeps in the Cape Perpetua to Heceta Head landscape unit....

Aug
25

Webinar on Natural Hazards Mitigation

August 25, 2017

 Erosion, leading to impacts such as this collapsed seawall, will increase due to climate change.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.
Erosion, leading to impacts such as this collapsed seawall, will increase due to climate change.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

Climate change is already increasing natural hazards on the coast through rising sea levels, and is expected to take a much greater toll in coming decades as sea level...