Climate Events


Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based...


Global Warming Commission Meets

March 5, 2021

Eroding shoreline south of Fishing Rock.\Photo by Linda Fink.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet Friday, March 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. online.

During the meeting, the Commission will discuss policy options associated with establishing a natural and working lands goal. The Commission...


Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...


Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...


Northwest Climate Conference

April 6, 2021

Ona Beach during a king tide surge, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support fom Lighthawk.

The 11th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which in the normal course of things would have taken place in October, 2020, has been moved to Tuesday, April...


Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Past Events


Climate Change Talk

November 3, 2017, Port Orford

 King Tide at Agate Beach and Garrison Lake in Port Orford.\Photo courtesy of Oregon King Tides.
King Tide at Agate Beach and Garrison Lake in Port Orford.\Photo courtesy of Oregon King Tides.

Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury will be giving a talk about the issue of climate change at the Port Orford Library (1421 Oregon St.), from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.  The...


Oregon Outdoor Summit

October 16, 2017 - October 17, 2017, Corvalis

Outdoor Summit
Outdoor Summit. | Courtesy of OSU

The Outdoor Summit is a two-day adventure, convened by Oregon State University Outreach & Engagement, Travel Oregon, and Oregon State Parks. The summit will engage community leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and recreation businesses, public agencies, students,...


Pollinator Conservation Talk

October 15, 2017, Yachats

Bee Talk

On Sunday October 15 at 2 p.m. in the Yachats Commons, Laren Leland is giving a talk about native bee conservation and how you can help pollinators in your own yard and on a larger scale. In addition to sharing her experience gardening for pollinators in Portland and in the Yachats River...


Coastline Habitat Change Seminar

October 13, 2017, Charleston

Pacific Rim National Park, BC Canada
Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia, Canada. | Photo by Jack Aloha

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Margot Hessing-Lewis from the Hakai Institute (BC Canada) will speak on, “Stressed and disturbed; coastline complexity and biodiversity...


Northwest Climate Conference

October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017, Tacoma

Storm surge waves during a King Tide. Photo by Jenny Green.
Storm surge waves during a King Tide. Photo by Jenny Green.

The 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference will take place Oct. 10-11 at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington.  The conference annually brings together more than 300 researchers and practitioners from around the...


Climate Leadership Training

October 1, 2017, Newport

King Tide swamps Highway 126.\Photo by Greg Reed.
King Tide swamps Highway 126.\Photo by Greg Reed.

Deb Lev, a natural resource professional and climate leader trained by Al Gore’s Climate Reality project, will give a talk on “Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the South Beach Community Center (3024...


Notes from the Riverkeepers Performance

September 24, 2017, Astoria

Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. | Photo by Chanel Hason

A musical homily unveiling the epic, sordid history of crude-oil-by-rail transport in the Columbia River Gorge.

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
Audience talk-back after the performance at 8:15pm

Purchase tickets here. 

Notes from...