Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jun
3

Scotch Broom Symposium—Day 2

June 3, 2020

Volunteers celebrate removal of invasive Scotch Broom from Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Volunteers celebrate removal of invasive Scotch Broom from Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Scotch Broom disrupts ecosystems and crowds out native plants throughout the Pacific Northwest, and especially on the Oregon coast.  Therefore, the 2020 Scotch Broom Symposium may be of interest to...

Jun
3

Sea Otter Webinar

June 3, 2020

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lillian Carswell.

The Elakha Alliance is offering an introductory webinar that tells the unfinished story of sea otters in Oregon.  “Sea Otters in Oregon:  Once upon a Time…and Perhaps Again,” will premier on Wednesday, June 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

The webinar will cover sea...

Jun
4

Offshore Wind Meeting

June 4, 2020

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), along with Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), are convening a meeting of the BOEM Oregon Intergovernmental Energy Task Force to discuss potential development of wind energy off...

Jun
4

Scotch Broom Symposium—Day 3

June 4, 2020

Scotch Broom on Oregon Coast.
Scotch Broom on Oregon Coast.

Scotch Broom disrupts ecosystems and crowds out native plants throughout the Pacific Northwest, and especially on the Oregon coast.  Therefore, the 2020 Scotch Broom Symposium may be of interest to Oregonians seeking to suppress invasive species affecting the...

Jun
5

Seminar on Scallops

June 5, 2020

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, June 5, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Sally Walker, a professor of paleontolgy at the University of Georgia, on “Scallop forensics in...

Jun
5

Jordan Cove Story Online

June 5, 2020

Anti-LNG rally.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.
Anti-LNG rally.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

On Friday, June 5, 6:30 p.m., a number of the groups working against the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal (a coalition of which Oregon Shores is a part) are hosting an online slideshow, “The Long and Twisted Tale of Jordan Cove LNG.”  The...

Jun
6

Coastal Backyard Bird Count

June 6, 2020

Red Crossbill, seen at Del Rey Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The North Coast Land Conservancy is sponsoring the first-ever Great Coastal Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, June 6, all day.

Everyone, from novice to expert, is invited to participate. Just step outside anywhere on the Oregon...

Jun
6

Seabird Monitoring Training Online

June 6, 2020

Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, preparations are still being made for seabird nesting colony monitoring.  On Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m., the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and other organizations will...

Jun
8

Virtual Oceans Day Event

June 8, 2020

Oregon's ocean near Waldport.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day each year on June 8.  This year’s theme is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.” 

On the Oregon front, the celebration will take place online.  The public is invited to join a special Oregon State...