Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

May
23

Climate Lecture Series

May 23, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Fracking wastewater.
Fracking wastewater.

Legal expert and natural resource law theorist Mary Christina Wood will deliver a Bedrock Lecture at noon on Wednesday, May 16.  The lecture can be viewed live online or through social media channels; if you would like to see it together with others as an event, there...

May
24

Tsunami Resilience Lecture

May 24, 2018, Newport

Photo by Portland Photographic Society

Preparing the region for the inevitable "Big One"--a tectonic earthquake and subsequent tsunami--will be the subject of a talk by Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, on Thursday, May 24,...

May
25

Understanding Ecology Seminar

May 25, 2018, Charleston

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series features Blaine Griffin, from Brigham Young University. Blaine works in the Integrative Biology department, and his lecture is entitled, "Why more students should use mechanistic models to understand...

May
26

Birding at Alder Creek Farm

May 26, 2018, Nehalem

Heron at Alder Creek Farm. | Photo from Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Heron at Alder Creek Farm. | Photo from Lower Nehalem Community Trust

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust  is hosting a birding event at Alder Creek Farm (35955 Underhill Lane in Nehalem) on May 26, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., for everyone from  experienced “birders” to those just learning the joys...

Jun
1

Marine Life Histories Seminar

June 1, 2018, Charleston

 

Peanut worm. | Photo by Alvaro Migotto

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is offering a scientific lecture by Michael Boyle, Research Biologist from the Smithosian Marine Station at Ft. Pierce, on Friday, June 1, 4 p.m. in the Boathouse Auditorium. His lecture is entitled, "Of...

Jun
1

Seabird Survey Training

June 1, 2018, Yachats

Sea Lion Caves, a site where seabird surveying will take place.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Sea Lion Caves, a site where seabird surveying will take place.\Photo by Alex Derr.

If you like to watch birds and care about their welfare, here’s a chance to study seabirds and contribute to science.  Volunteers are needed to monitor seabird nesting colonies near the Cape Perpetua Marine...

Jun
3

Seabird Survey Training

June 3, 2018, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.
Tufted Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

If you like to watch birds and care about their welfare, here’s a chance to study seabirds and contribute to science.  Volunteers are needed to monitor seabird nesting colonies near the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Haystack...

Jun
8

Aquatic Vision Seminar

June 8, 2018, Charleston

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Cris Niell, from the Biology Department of the University of Oregon. 

Background on Dr. Neill's reserach: How do we make sense of the visual world around us? Our brain takes a pattern...

Jun
9

March for the Ocean

June 9, 2018

A coalition of marine and coastal activists has issued a call for a national “March for the Ocean” next year, to take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (the day after World Oceans Day), in Washington, D.C. and in simultaneous marches or flotillas around the...

Jun
13

Forestry Monitoring Workshop

June 13, 2018, Nehalem

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection are sponsoring a forestry and pesticide monitoring workshop on Wednesday, June 13, from 5:40 to 7:30 p.m. at the North County Recreation District building (36155 9th St. in...