Climate Events

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

Ona Beach during a king tide surge, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support fom Lighthawk.

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...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Past Events

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...

Aug
23

Geologic Mapping Meeting

August 23, 2017, Portland

DOGAMI scientist measuring coastal erosion.
DOGAMI scientist measuring coastal erosion.

The Oregon Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portland State Office Building (800 N.E. Oregon St. in Portland).

The meeting agenda is available at ...

Aug
16

Lecture on Marine Parasites

August 16, 2017, Charleston

Flatworm: Pseudoceros fowersi.
Flatworm: Pseudoceros fowersi. | Photo by Alexander Semenov

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a discussion from Dr. Jason Williams, from Hofstra University. He will be lecturing on his studies pertaining to the natural history and diversity...