Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jul
26

River Otter Webinar

July 26, 2021

River otters.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

Excited reports of sea otters sighted on the Oregon coast most often turn out to be sightings of river otters instead.  Sea otters have been extinct in Oregon waters for more than a century, although once in a while one visits, presumably...

Jul
29

Rocky Habitat Management Workshop

July 29, 2021

Intertidal habitat at Blacklock Point, one of the sites Oregon Shores proposed for protection.\Photo by Larry Basch.

Oregon Shores was heavily engaged in the first round of “site designations”—proposals for special levels of protection for key areas—as part of the state’s new Rocky Habitat...

Aug
4

Global Warming Commission Meets

August 4, 2021

An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.
An upper Yaquina Bay wetland swamps by a high tide.\Photo by Meg Reed.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission meets next on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 1-5 p.m.  A meeting agenda is not yet available, but one topic of particular interest to the coast is expected to be that of “blue carbon”—the...