Land Events

Feb
18

Seminar on Habitat Loss and How to Help

February 18, 2023, Bandon

A Lorquins Admiral butterfly at Stillwater Natives Nursery. /Photo by Tatiana Havill.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is hosting a hybrid seminar. SEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and awareness of shoreline habitats...

Feb
22

Presentation on the State of Eelgrass

February 22, 2023, Tillamook

Flyer for eel gras event. /Courtesy of ODFW and TEP.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., Tony D‘Andrea from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's (ODFW) Shellfish Team will be in Tillamook to discuss Eelgrass in Tillamook County watersheds. This presentation will take place at the Oregon...

Feb
24

Wetland Walk

February 24, 2023, Nehalem

McCoy Marsh. /Photo courtesy of LNCT

On Feb. 24, the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) hosts a "Winter on the Wetland" walk. 

Executive Director Ben Pittenger will lead this walk. It will explore LNCT’s Botts and McCoy Marshes, participants can also view wintering wildlife and learn about...

Past Events

Jan
16

Yardang Hike

January 16, 2022, Reedsport

Yardangs.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offers a hike devoted to viewing “yardangs,” wind-sculpted, temporary sand structures in the dunes.  The hike, on Sunday, Jan. 16, beginning at 10 a.m., leaves from the Hall Lake Day Use Area (turn off Hwy 101 across from...

Jan
11

Talk on South Coast Geology

January 11, 2022

Ron Metzger leading a field trip.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a “Geologic Overview of Oregon’s South Coast” on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Ron Metzger, a professor of geology at Southwestern Oregon Community...

Jan
6

Webinar on Monitoring Birds

January 6, 2022

Western Snowy Plover (not actually a migratory species, but still featured).\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Stellar photographer Roy Lowe will be the featured speaker at the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Lowe,...

Dec
14

Talk on Decolonizing Ecology

December 14, 2021

Native American fishing.\Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the University of Washington College of the Environment Science Communication Program offer a presentation on “Decolonizing Ecology: Five Steps Towards More Inclusive...

Dec
9

Seminar on Dunes and Scarps

December 9, 2021

Dune scarp and driftwood.\Photo by Jeanne Finkbeiner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to offer its Thursday research seminar series online.  On Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m., the topic will be waves, dunes, and dune scarps.  The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking on...

Dec
8

Meeting on Elliott State Forest

December 8, 2021

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists have been working for many years to protect the Elliott State Forest, northeast of Coos Bay.  At first the battle was to prevent the state from selling it to private interests (a battle which Oregon Shores joined).  More recently, the effort is to find...

Dec
8

Committee on Coastal Road Armoring Meets

December 8, 2021

Highway 101 at Beverly Beach is an oceanfront road threatened by erosion.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has convened a special advisory committee to consider a peculiar but important problem—the state’s current land use regulations don’t...

Dec
4

Webinar on the Big One

December 4, 2021

Projection of a Cascadia earthquake.\Courtesy of the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

The coastal landscape we treasure has been shaped by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates.  The price of our coast’s rugged beauty is the hazard of earthquakes and tsunamis caused by the Cascadia Subduction...

Dec
2

Talk on Estuary Habitats

December 2, 2021

Yaquina estuary marshes at high tide.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council is holding its final community meeting of the year on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 pm., with a talk on a subject of wide interest:  “Natural habitats and fish communities in...

Nov
26

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 26, 2021, Charleston

Cape Arago Lighthouse.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

For those who prefer to “opt outside” on Black Friday rather than hit the stores, the Southcoast Striders offer a Bastendorff Bog trail hike, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26. 

The hike will start from the Sunset Bay State Park day use...