Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Nov
23

Global Warming Meeting Online

November 23, 2020

Eroding shoreline south of Fishing Rock.\Photo by Linda Fink.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. online.

The agenda for the meeting focuses almost entirely on the 2020 Biennial Report to the Legislature, which will be adopted by the end of the...

Nov
23

Abalone Book Talk

November 23, 2020

Endangered black abalone.\Photo courtesy of MARINe

Ann Vileisis will discuss her new book, “Abalone:  the remarkable history and uncertain future of California’s iconic shellfish,” in an online talk on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Oregon State University Port Orford...

Nov
29

Elliott State Forest Comment Deadline

November 29, 2020

 

Elliott State Forest.\Photo by Greg Vaughn.

Three years ago, Oregon Shores joined dozens of other conservation and community groups in successfully opposing sale of the Elliott State Forest to private timber interests.  The State Land Board (consisting of the governor, secretary of state,...

Dec
3

Meeting on Big Creek Restoration

December 3, 2020

Big Creek restoration work in progress.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council, which had suspended its public meetings and speaker presentation during the pandemic period, has moved online.  The MCWC’s first virtual community meeting will take place...

Dec
5

Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Dec
9

King Tides Presentation

December 9, 2020

Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin, with flight support by Lighthawk.

The King Tides Project will be featured in the Dec. 9 online talk that is part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock.  Speaking will...

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...