Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

May
6

Seminar on California Current

May 6, 2021

Dr. Beth Phillips.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues with a talk on the California Current, the West Coast-sweeping large ecosystem that influences so much of Oregon’s nearshore ocean.  The speaker: Beth Phillips, and Interdisciplinary Research Fish...

May
6

Shark Seminar

May 6, 2021

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS group offers a talk on the sharks off our shores.  “Sharks of the Oregon Coast” takes place online on Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Taylor Chapple, an Assistant Professor...

May
6

Bee Awareness Session

May 6, 2021

We don’t generally think of insects when we think of land use, but bees are an essential part of the landscape, and they are threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, and disease.  The MidCoastWatersheds Council is hosting a talk on what is affecting bees and what we can do about it on...

May
7

Global Warming Commission Goal-Setting

May 7, 2021

A king tide--a preview of sea level rise with climate change--floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, May 7. The public meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

At this meeting, the Commission...

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2021

Black oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Volunteer training for the annual Black Oystercatcher survey takes place online this year, although the actual survey is conducted in the field.  Portland Audubon, which heads up the survey for Oregon, is reaching out to both...

May
11

Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...