Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Jan
29

Talk on Tahkenitch Landing History

January 29, 2022

Tahkenitch Land.\Historical photo.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative offers a talk on an intriguing slice of coastal history on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Tahkenitch Landing, located seven miles north of Reedsport on the Siuslaw National Forest, has...

Feb
1

Climate Assessment Workshop

February 1, 2022

Downtown Nehalem during a king tide.\Photo by Tyler Sloan.

Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts on the climate change-related issues most important to them and the Northwest region at the National Climate Assessment: Northwest Chapter Engagement Workshop on February 1,...

Feb
2

Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...

Feb
3

LCDC Meets to Discuss Territorial Sea

February 3, 2022

Cape Blanco is one of the rocky habitat areas being considered for protection in the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) meets on Thursday and Friday Feb. 3-4, and the Territorial Sea Plan is on the...

Feb
3

Eelgrass Talk

February 3, 2022

Eelgrass bed.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council presents a talk on eelgrass, a critical component of estuarine ecosystems, during its February meeting.  “Eelgrass in Oregon Estuaries” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to...

Feb
8

Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Feb
8

Webinar on Coquille Tribe History

February 8, 2022

The Coquille River watershed.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a talk on the “History and Culture of the Coquille Tribe” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Kassandra...

Feb
10

Talk on Tidal Wetlands

February 10, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura Brophy, who studies Oregon’s estuarine and lower-river marshes and tidal swamps.  Her...