Coastal Conservation Calendar

Oregon coast natural history and conservation events sponsored by various organizations. Oregon Shores Featured Events are highlighted.

Nov
15

LCDC Meeting with Ocean Focus

November 15, 2017 - November 17, 2017, Florence

Florence, Oregon.
Florence, Oregon. | Photo by Ashley Sarah Miller

Ordinarily, a meeting of the state’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) would be featured in our Land Use section.  However, the body’s upcoming session in Florence, Nov. 15-17, at the Florence Events Center (717 Quince St.)...

Nov
17

Acorn Barnacle Seminar

November 17, 2017, Charleston

Acorn Barnacles.
Acorn Barnacles. | Photo by Dave Cowles

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Seminar Series continues with a talk from their very own student, Eleanor Lamont of the University of Oregon (M.S. Defense). She will be leading a lecture titled, “Swimming kinematics and thoracic appendage...

Nov
18

Birding Trip: Raptors & Waterbirds

November 18, 2017, Newport

Hawk. | Photo by Ram Papish
Hawk. | Photo by Ram Papish

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists invite you to join their field trip that begins at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Lead by Chuck Philo, you will explore Yaquina Bay and the woodlands of South Beach which provide a wintering area for birds of prey...

Nov
18

Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Research Talk

November 18, 2017, Yachats

Oysters.
More acidic seawater is corrosive and contains less of the minerals that oysters need to build their shells. | Photo by Marc Dewey, Taylor Shellfish

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to...

Nov
18

Salmon Celebration Potluck

November 18, 2017, Cannon Beach

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The Ecola Creek Awareness Project invites the community to join in a “Return of the Salmon Celebration” on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Community Hall (207 N. Spruce St.).  The event is free, but it’s a potluck, so bring...

Nov
19

Sawmill and Tribal Trail Hike

November 19, 2017, Coos Bay

Sawmill & Tribal Trail. | Courtesy from Oregon's Adventure Coast

The South Coast Striders are hosting a hike on Nov 19 along the Sawmill & Tribal Trail, which honors paths developed by Coos tribal ancestors that connected their bayside villages and hunting grounds.  Later settlers also used...

Nov
30

Beach Bill History Talk

November 30, 2017, Portland

 Gov. Tom McCall confronts would-be beach privatizers at the Surfsand in Cannon Beach.
Gov. Tom McCall confronts would-be beach privatizers at the Surfsand in Cannon Beach.

We’re winding up our year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill with a last hurrah.  Most of our events honoring the bill have, for obvious reasons, taken place on the beach,...

Dec
1

Sea Urchin Seminar

December 1, 2017, Charleston

Slate Pencil Urchin
Slate Pencil Urchin. | Photo Courtesy of USFWD Pacific Region

The final fall seminar of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Seminar Series will be lead by Dr. Robert Burke, from the University of Victoria. Burke's talk is titled, “Neural development of sea urchins: making the larval...

Dec
2

Sea Star Wasting Disease Talk

December 2, 2017, Yachats

 

Sea stars off the coast of Oregon.
Sea stars off the coast of Oregon. | Photo by Sonja Peterson

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring always available, visitors can enjoy a variety of...