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.


Seminar on Migration

May 26, 2022



The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series has moved back to fully remote.  The next virtual seminar will focus on migration.  The event takes place on Thursday May 26, at 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Will Hemstrom, a doctoral researcher in the Department of Evolution and Ecology...


Webinar on Eelgrass

May 26, 2022

Eelgrass fringing a mudflat in Coos Bay.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

Oregon Shores is collaborating with conservation allies to offer a monthly webinar series about the Coos Bay estuary. Coos Bay could be the focus of major development proposals soon—both a major container port and facilities...


Talk on Climate and Salmon

June 2, 2022

Rebecca Flitcroft in the field.
Rebecca Flitcroft in the field.


Native aquatic species are adapted to survive the wide range of conditions present in their natural habitats. From small headwaters streams to salty tidal channels, few species have such diverse behaviors as salmonids. The complexity of their genetic lineage...


Lecture on Interpretation

June 4, 2022


Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato.
Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato

Joy Primrose, current president of the American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter, will give an online talk on “Interpretation: An Important Skill for Naturalists,” on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Primrose will...


Symposium Features Ocean Acidification Talk

June 16, 2022, Newport


Researh in the rocky intertidal.
Research in the rocky intertidal.\Photo courtesy of ODFW

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s annual Markham Symposium, which celebrates student scholarship winners, features a talk on ocean acidification by Elizabeth Perotti.  The event, free and open to all, takes place at the Gladys...