Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Mar
4

Seminar on Acidification

March 4, 2021

Dr. Stephen Pacella on a research cruise.

HMSC VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR THURSDAY, March 4, 2021

When ocean acidification is discussed, the focus is usually on the nearshore ocean, but estuaries can be affected, too.  The next talk in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar...

Mar
4

Sea Otter Talk

March 4, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council’s March community meeting will feature a presentation on “Oregon’s Lost Sea Otters:  Restoring a Cultural Heritage and Ecological Keystone.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place online on Thursday, March 4,...

Mar
5

Global Warming Commission Meets

March 5, 2021

Eroding shoreline south of Fishing Rock.\Photo by Linda Fink.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, March 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the Commission will discuss policy options associated with establishing a natural and working lands goal. The Commission...

Mar
6

Talk on Black Rockfish

March 6, 2021

Black rockfish at Redfish Rocks.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers series presents a talk on “Vulnerable Early Life Stages of Black Rockfish in Changing Ocean Conditions” on Saturday, March 6, at 10 a.m.

The speaker is Will Fennie, who recently earned his PhD from...

Mar
10

Western Flyer Revival Talk

March 10, 2021

Western Flyer in its decrepit state.\Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

A key player in marine biology’s history is floating back into the present.  The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap Series presents oceanographer Jack Barth, of Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative,...

Mar
10

Whale Entanglement Discussion

March 10, 2021

Beached humpback whale.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at impacts to cetaceans with a talk on “Insights into large whale entanglements in the Pacific Northwest from research on populations, responses, and reports” on Wednesday, March 10, at...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...