Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jan
31

Talk on the History of Oregon's Sea Otters

January 31, 2023, Astoria

A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS
A sea otter floating on its back. /Photo by David Menke, USFWS

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11:00 a.m., Cameron La Follette will give a talk about the history of sea otters in Oregon. This event will take place at the Columbia River Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Dr in Astoria) and is free and open...

Feb
1

Territorial Sea Plan Working Group Meeting

February 1, 2023

The Mack Arch archipelago and Crook Point, a key offshore habitat area.\Photo by Roy Lowe, one of the panelists.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) Working Group will hold a meeting to discuss amendments to Part 4 of the Territorial Sea Plan- Uses of the Sea Floor. This...

Feb
2

Lecture on Aquaculture Trends

February 2, 2023, Newport

Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.
Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Damian Brady, an Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Maine, to...

Feb
2

Climate Change and Oregon's Rocky Shores

February 2, 2023, Newport

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Midcoast Watersheds Council will hold its first in-person community meeting (remote option available) on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This month's featured guest is Dr. Bruce Menge, who will share his work on long-term ecological research and how...

Feb
8

Lecture on Sea Otters

February 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.
A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Michelle St. Martin, the Marine Conservation Coordinator...

Feb
9

Lecture on Climate and Fish Distribution

February 9, 2023, Newport

Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures
Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Lorenzo Ciannelli, principal investigator in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University, to discuss his research on...

Feb
12

Virtual Beached Bird Survey Training

February 12, 2023

Beached bird survey volunteers at work.
Beached bird survey volunteers at work.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) will conduct a virtual COASSTLite! introductory training session for anyone interested in participating in their work...

Feb
16

Lecture on Coastal Modeling

February 16, 2023, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Merrick Haller, a Professor of  Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, to discuss their research on the Newport Model...

Feb
22

Presentation on the State of Eel Grass

February 22, 2023, Tillamook

Flyer for eel gras event. /Courtesy of ODFW and TEP.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., Tony D‘Andrea from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's (ODFW) Shellfish Team will be in Tillamook to discuss Eelgrass in Tillamook County watersheds. This presentation will take place at the Oregon...