Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Dec
2

Webinar on Tribal Water Rights

December 2, 2020

Siuslaw River wetlands.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) is seeking a stronger role in management of water quality.  Oregon Shores strongly supports this effort.

An information webinar on this issue...

Dec
3

Climate Resilience Discussion

December 3, 2020

Bluff retreat threatening infrastructure is one impact of climate change.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by offering three public online events.  The first of these, “From Cliffs to Coasts: ...

Dec
3

Meeting on Big Creek Restoration

December 3, 2020

Big Creek restoration work in progress.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council, which had suspended its public meetings and speaker presentation during the pandemic period, has moved online.  The MCWC’s first virtual community meeting will take place...

Dec
5

Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

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

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Dec
9

King Tides Presentation

December 9, 2020

Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin, with flight support by Lighthawk.

The King Tides Project will be featured in the Dec. 9 online talk that is part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock.  Speaking will...

Dec
17

Webinar on Sea Otters and Kelp

December 17, 2020

Sea otter ready for his close-up.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Learn about the Elakha Alliance, an organization working to explore the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon’s coastal ecosystem, through an introductory webinar, “The Plight of Oregon’s Kelp Ecosystem, Sea Otters, and Our...