Ocean Events

Feb
21

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Webinar

February 21, 2020

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 (a branch...

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

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 High St., N.E.) in Salem.

The film is an...

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

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 Council (OPAC) will meet on...

Mar
21

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 21, 2020 - March 29, 2020

This spring, during peak Gray Whale migration, Oregon's best whale watching spots will be staffed for nine days by Oregon State Park interpreters, March 21-29.

During Spring Whale Watch, March 21-29, Oregon State Parks staffers can be found at the best...

Mar
28

Gray Whale Presentation

March 28, 2020, Yachats

In honor of Spring Whale Watch Week, the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series features a talk on “Experiencing Gray Whales” by Michael Noack, retired chief park ranger and now naturalist and volunteer with the Siuslaw National Forest.  The presentation...

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

Feb
20

Seminar on Marine Conservation

February 20, 2020, Newport

The speaker series at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) features one student-invited presenter.  This year it is Christopher Costello, a professor of natural resource economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Dr. Costello’s...

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
19

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 19, 2020, Coos Bay

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 (a branch of...

Feb
18

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 18, 2020, Cannon Beach

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 (a...

Feb
13

Shark Seminar

February 13, 2020, Newport

Taylor Chapple, an assistant professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, will speak on “Understanding the Coastal Behaviors of White Sharks ,” as part of the HMSC Seminar Series in the Guin Library seminar room at the Hatfield...

Feb
13

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Webinar

February 13, 2020

Tidepools at Cape Arago.\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 Management Program (a...

Feb
12

Orca Lecture

February 12, 2020, Cannon Beach

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series turns its sights on “killer whales.”   Colleen Weiler will speak on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock...

Feb
12

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 12, 2020, Newport

Rocky shore and waves.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

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 (a...

Feb
11

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 11, 2020, Portland

Rocky intertidal habitat at Cape Falcon.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

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...