Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Feb
27

Warming Commission Looks at Carbon

February 27, 2017, Salem

Carbon storage units, aka trees.
Carbon storage units, aka trees.

A task force of the Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Monday, February 27, in Salem. The public meeting will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State St.

A listen-only call-in line will be available...

Feb
28

Washed Ashore Webinar

February 28, 2017

Washed Ashore sculpture.
Washed Ashore sculpture.

The Washed Ashore Project is Oregon Shores’ partner in the Oregon Marine Debris Team.  Their special contribution is to take the marine debris we collect and turn it into art.  Washed Ashore is offering a webinar on its method of using art to connect people to the...

Feb
28

Comment Deadline for North Fork Smith

February 28, 2017, Brookings

Baldface Creek, North Fork Smith tributary. Photo by Jon Parmentier.
Baldface Creek, a tributary of the North Fork Smith. Photo by Jon Parmentier.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s...

Mar
2

Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....

Mar
6

South Coast Seabirds Talk

March 6, 2017, Brookings

Pelagic cormorants feeding chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelagic cormorants feeding chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Ann Vileisis, a well-known writer on natural history topics who also happens to be president of the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS), will speak on “Getting to Know Our South Coast Seabirds” in a 6 p.m. talk at the Chetco...