Climate Events

Oct
28

Water Year Recap and Outlook

October 28, 2020

Lower Alsea River.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

For those who pay attention to water supplies and hydrology, the new year just started—the Water Year, that is.  Anyone interested is invited to the Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook...

Oct
31

Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...

Apr
6

Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April 6, through Thursday, April 9.  It has also been moved online.

The conference brings together more...

Past Events

Oct
19

Webinar on Offshore Wind Energy

October 19, 2020

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

Surfrider offers an opportunity to learn more online about offshore wind energy from an expert panel. This webinar takes place on Monday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Panelists will provide some background information on wind energy and...

Oct
19

Webinar on Climate-Friendly Communities

October 19, 2020

Seaside during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) has initiated rulemaking to implement parts of Gov. Brown’s executive order on reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The department is offering a webinar on Monday, Oct. 19, 2-3:30...

Oct
1

Clatsop Public Planning Meeting

October 1, 2020

Marsh on Youngs Bay in Clatsop County.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Clatsop County Community Development staff invites the public to join a virtual workshop on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 3-5 pm, on Statewide Planning Goal 5 – Open Spaces, Scenic and Historic Resources, and Natural Resources....

Sep
25

Climate Plan Webinar

September 25, 2020

King tide washes up against Coquille, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation...

Sep
24

LCDC Considers Climate Policies

September 24, 2020

King tide, a preview of climate change, floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) with take up rulemaking with regard to its “Climate-Friendly” and “Equitable Communities” initiatives at its next...

Sep
10

Discussion of Ocean and Climate

September 10, 2020

A king tide at New River in Curry County.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Ocean Conservancy is sponsoring a national online discussion on “Building a Blue-Green Future: Ocean-Climate Action for 2021,” 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.  The virtual symposium is free and...

Sep
4

Global Warming Comment Deadline

September 4, 2020

King tide, a preview of sea level rise, at the north end of Manzanita.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission is developing its Biennial Report to the Oregon State Legislature. Members of the public can take this opportunity to provide comments on suggested...

Sep
1

Seminar on Climate and Estuaries

September 1, 2020

Caitlin Magel at work in the field.

Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology offers a chance to listen in on academia while learning something about how climate change and other impacts may affect our estuaries.  A thesis defense seminar by PhD candidate Caitlin Magel will...

Sep
1

Jordan Cove Appeal Online

September 1, 2020

Henderson Marsh, immediately adjacent to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG site.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

The fate of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational Pembina aims to build in Coos Bay’s North Spit, may hinge not on public rallies or lawsuits, but on very...

Aug
26

Sustainability Town Hall

August 26, 2020

Kristin Eberhard testifying.\Photo courtesy of Sightline Institute.

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and co-sponsors present a “2020 Virtual Sustainability Town Hall,” intended for all Oregonians, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, noon to 1:15 p.m.  The event is free and open to all, but space is...