Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

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
8

COASST History Seminar

December 8, 2020

COASST training session.

CoastWatch has long served as the Oregon partner for the COASST beached bird survey.  Based at the University of Washington, COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) conducts the survey through the West Coast states.  It is a justly renowned citizen...

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
10

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

December 10, 2020

Rocky shore and pigeon guillemots.\Phot courtesy of OPRD.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, 8-11 a.m., online.  The chief topic of discussion is the evaluation process for the currently ongoing site designation process under...

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...

Jan
27

Discussion on Climate Resilience and Covid

January 27, 2021

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 change on the...