Ocean Events

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Feb
2

Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...

Feb
8

Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Past Events

May
11

South Coast Training for Oystercatcher Survey

May 11, 2016, Port Orford

Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This event is one of three available training sessions for volunteers interested in helping with a scientific study of Black Oystercatchers, which will run from May through August. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.  See news...

May
6

North Coast Training for Oystercatcher Survey

May 6, 2016, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This event is one of three available training sessions for volunteers interested in helping with a scientific study of Black Oystercatchers, which will run from May through August. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.  See news...

Apr
30

Central Coast Training for Oystercatcher Survey

April 30, 2016, Yachats

Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This event is one of three available training sessions for volunteers interested in helping with a scientific study of Black Oystercatchers, which will run from May through August. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.  See news...

Apr
1

Coral Reef Talk in Charleston

April 1, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Isabelle Cote.
Dr. Isabelle Cote.

The late Bayard McConnaughey was an Oregon Shores board member for three decades, from the 1970s to the early part of this century.  Among many other ways in which he contributed, he is the person who first pushed Oregon Shores into advocating for the creation of marine...

Mar
24

Flying Offshore: Getting to Know Curry's Seabirds

March 24, 2016, Gold Beach

Photo of Common murres at Redfish Rocks. Photo by Lois Miller.
Common murres at Redfish Rocks. Photo by Lois Miller.
Seabirds wander vast stretches of the sea, but when it comes time to nest, tens of thousands of them call Curry County home. Kalmiopsis Audubon Society president Ann Vileisis will give a presentation about seabirds and the South Coast’s...
Mar
22

Link Forests to Tidepools at Cape Perpetua

March 22, 2016 - March 25, 2016

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.

Marine reserves don’t exist in a vacuum, and one important goal for Oregon Shores and our partners in the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP) is to link onshore ecosystems to these protected areas immediately offshore.

The Cape...

Mar
15

Volunteer Coordinator Helps with Whale Watch Training

March 15, 2016, Lincoln City

Photo of Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center, courtesy of OPRD.
Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. Photo courtesy of OPRD.
Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will participate in a special presentation on Whales of the Oregon Coast, taking place on Tuesday, March 15 at the Oregon Coast Community College branch in Lincoln City, from 6-9pm. The...
Mar
12

American Cetacean Society Meeting to Focus on Whale Exploitation

March 12, 2016, Newport

Aside from Captain Ahab, people haven’t hunted whales as existential quests for meaning, but for the resources they provide. The next meeting of the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will feature a look at this reality.  Speaker Uko Gorter will address Whales as a source of raw...

Mar
10

Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission Meeting

March 10, 2016, Gold Beach

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will meet Thursday, March 10, at 9:00 a.m. in Gold Beach at the Curry County Fairgrounds Ocean View Room and will be briefed about the decision by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) to establish a committee to review the Rocky...

Mar
4

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Potluck

March 4, 2016

Join Kalmiposis Audubon Society members for this annual meeting plus fun potluck and slide sharing. Bring something you like to eat, and each person can share 10-15 favorite bird, nature, or landscape slides in either digital or traditional format. It’s always a fun evening. If you plan to come,...