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

Feb
6

Talk on Wetland Carbon Storage

February 6, 2020, Newport

Intertidal marsh.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

Craig Cornu will speak on “Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands and Their Part to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change” on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (333 S.E. Bay Blvd.) in Newport.  The...

Jan
30

Global Warming Commission Meets

January 30, 2020, Portland

Recent king tide at Fishing Rock.\Photo courtesy of OrKingTides.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet in Portland on Thursday, Jan. 30. Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m., and the public meeting will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Plaza Conference Room, World Trade Center (121...

Jan
27

Panel on Climate and Plastics

January 27, 2020, Newport

King tide fills Yaquina Bay near Newport.\Photo by Masako Metz.

Speakers addressing upcoming state climate legislation and plastic disposal will address a public event on Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. at the Newport Public Library (35 N.W. Nye St.).  The event, free and open to all, is sponsored...

Jan
14

Talk on Rising Seas

January 14, 2020, Corvallis

Elizabeth Rush

Environmental journalist Elizabeth Rush’s “Rising:  Dispatches from the New American Shore” is both a primer on the growing effects of sea level rise and a very personal meditation on how our rapidly changing coastal environment affects us emotionally.  She will speak at the...

Jan
9

Talk on Rainforests and Climate

January 9, 2020, Newport

Old growth and the Oregon Coast Trail.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A presentation on the role of forests in addressing climate problems will kick off the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s “From Ridgetop to Reef” series of “carbon speakers.”  Dominick DellaSala will speak on “Can Rainforests Save the...

Jan
8

Presentation on the Future Coast

January 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Pat Corcoran.

The Friends of Haystack Rock will kick off the new year with a look at the coast of the future.  As part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series, Patrick Corcoran of Oregon State University Extension will speak on “Envisioning the Coast of the Future.”  The event, free and...