Coastal Conservation Calendar

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


Global Warming Commission Goal-Setting

May 7, 2021

A king tide--a preview of sea level rise with climate change--floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr with support from Lighthawk.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, May 7. The public meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

At this meeting, the Commission...


Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2021

Black oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Volunteer training for the annual Black Oystercatcher survey takes place online this year, although the actual survey is conducted in the field.  Portland Audubon, which heads up the survey for Oregon, is reaching out to both...


Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...


Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...


Fiery Debates

May 13, 2021

Echo Mountain fire.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

You have to pour your own, but the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap casual lecture series continues, pandemic or no pandemic. 

Next up, “Fiery Debates,” a discussion about wildfires and what to do about them by Erica...