Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jul
24

Board of Forestry Meeting

July 24, 2018, Salem

Elliott State Forest.
Elliott State Forest.

hose concerned about how Oregon’s state forests are managed, and about the rules under which private forestry is conducted, might wish to turn out for the nest meeting of the state’s Board of Forestry, coming up Tuesday, July 24, 3 p.m., at the headquarters, 2600 State...

Jul
25

FERC Reform Comment Deadline

July 25, 2018

Natural gas pipeline to feed LNG plant under construction.
Natural gas pipeline to feed LNG plant under construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is the federal government’s arbiter over natural gas pipelines and LNG (liquefied natural gas) facilities such as the Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector project proposed for Oregon,...

Jul
25

Dead Bird Lecture

July 25, 2018, Charleston

Bird on Whale Cove beach with evidence of wire entanglement.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is offering a lecture entitled: The Secret Life of Dead Birds. The speaker is Raymond Glenn Ford, a research specialist with the University of California at Santa Cruz's Institute of...

Jul
26

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 26, 2018 - July 27, 2018, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.

This annual event (13 years now) starts with an evening program about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by a predawn on-the-ground survey the next morning. This is a unique opportunity to learn from top murrelet researchers...

Jul
28

Birdwatch the Water’s Edge

July 28, 2018, Seaside

 White-crowned sparrows.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
White-crowned sparrows.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Naturalist Mike Patterson will lead an early-morning birdwatching walk at Stanley Marsh, part of North Coast Land Conservancy’s Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Habitat Reserve. Stanley Marsh is part of the Neawanna Creek estuarine system and...

Jul
28

Sustainable Gardening Lessons

July 28, 2018, Nehalem

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) will host an open garden day at Alder Creek Farm (35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem) as part of the Explore Nature series of public nature-oriented events. This will take place on July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Any and all are invited to join in for...

Jul
28

Whale Watch Weekend

July 28, 2018, Depoe Bay

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

The seventh annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend will be held July 28-29.  The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting the event at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (about a mile north of Depoe Bay) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Jul
29

Whale Watch Weekend

July 29, 2018, Depoe Bay

 

Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
This is the second day of the seventh annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend, held July 28-29.  The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting the event at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (about a mile north of Depoe Bay) from 10...
Jul
29

NAME Annual Conference

July 29, 2018, Portland

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.
CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME), with whom our CoastWatch program collaborates every year on the Sharing the Coast Conference, are holding their...

Aug
1

Whale Lecture

August 1, 2018, Charleston

Western grey whale. | Photo from Oregon State University

Leigh Torres from Oregon State University will give a lecture entitled: Modern whales Living in Urban Places.

Torres is a marine ecologist interested in understanding how marine animals, including marine mammals, seabirds and sharks,...