Ocean Events

Feb
18

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 18, 2020, Cannon Beach

Rocky shores near Cannon Beach.\Photo by Mark Stalcup.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal Management Program...

Feb
19

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 19, 2020, Coos Bay

Rocky shores at Sunset Bay, near Coos Bay.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Feb
21

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Webinar

February 21, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat at Strawberry Hill.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Mar
3

Marine Reserves Workshop

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020, Corvallis

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Nature Conservancy is hosting the Oregon Marine Reserves Size and Spacing Workshop in Corvallis on March 3-4. It takes place in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center (725 S.W. 26th St.) in Corvallis.  The agenda and exact times have not yet been...

Mar
3

Film Showing on Plastics

March 3, 2020, Salem

Marine debris, mostly plastic, collected on one CoastWatch walk in Netarts.

A number of recycling and conservation organizations are joining forces to sponsor a showing of the film “The Story of Plastic” on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), at the Historic Grand Theater (191...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Mar
20

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

March 20, 2020, Newport

Rocky shore habitat at low tide.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The current public comment period on the draft of the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy ends on March 1.  After taking some time to consider the comments, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

Jan
16

Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Connections Talk

January 16, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center overlooks the new marine reserve there, so the link between land and sea, and approaches to conserving both, would be an appropriate topic for the Winter Discovery Lecture Series held at the center.

On...

Dec
3

OPAC’s December Meeting Scheduled for Tillamook

December 3, 2015, Tillamook

Photo of Robin Hartmann.
Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to hold its second meeting of the year Dec. 3 at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall meeting room (6018 Hangar Rd. in Tillamook).  Agenda items will include updates on marine reserve implementation as well as ocean...
Nov
21

Depoe Bay Presentation Will Consider Whales and Watchers

November 21, 2015, Depoe Bay

Photo of Florence Van Tulder.
Florence Van Tulder.
The dining habits of gray whales, and the behavior of people who want to watch them, will be the topic when a graduate student discusses her research at the Depoe Bay Community Hall (220 S.E. Bay St.) on Saturday, Nov. 21, 3-5 p.m.

Florence van Tulder, a Master’s degree...

Nov
8

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation Conference Includes Climate Focus

November 8, 2015 - November 12, 2015, Portland

The 23rd bennial conference of the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation will convene about 1,400 scientists, managers and professionals in government, business, nonprofit and related organizations, and graduate students. From North America's coastal states and provinces, as well as from...

Oct
20

Public Hearings on Changes to Beach Water Quality Monitoring

October 20, 2015 - October 29, 2015

Photo of water quality warning sign.
The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) is beginning a formal process to adopt a new “beach action value” (BAV) that would be used beginning in the 2017 monitoring season.  The BAV is used to determine when public health advisories should be issued for beaches.  Up till now, the threshold...