Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jul
22

Sea Turtle Seminar

July 22, 2021

Olive Ridley turtle, washed up on an Oregon beach.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on sea turtles.  It takes place on Thursday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Speaker is...

Jul
26

River Otter Webinar

July 26, 2021

River otters.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

Excited reports of sea otters sighted on the Oregon coast most often turn out to be sightings of river otters instead.  Sea otters have been extinct in Oregon waters for more than a century, although once in a while one visits, presumably...

Aug
4

Global Warming Commission Meets

August 4, 2021

An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.
An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission meets next on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 1-5 p.m.  A meeting agenda is not yet available, but one topic of particular interest to the coast is expected to be that of “blue carbon”—the...