Coastal Conservation Calendar

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

Aug
15

Virtual Group Hike

August 15, 2020

Merchants Beach north of Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is attempting a new gambit to evade the clutches of the coronavirus.  Instead of a socially distanced hike by a group, they are promoting a “virtual group hike” by individuals.

The idea is to...

Aug
17

Comment Deadline re: Oil and Gas Policy

August 17, 2020

Oil rigs off Neahkahnie....just kidding, but this is why we need drilling regulations.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has submitted a request for a program change concerning conservation of oil and gas to the federal Office for Coastal Management.  The department wants to change and...

Aug
18

Cape Perpetua Geology Webinar

August 18, 2020

Thor's Well at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Justin Knott.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative offers a deep time experience with the webinar “A Yachats Volcano?  Understanding the Geology of the Cape Perpetua Area.”  This online presentation by geologist David Muerdter takes place at 6...

Aug
19

Virtual Citizen Science Pub

August 19, 2020

Dr. Julia Parrish.\Photo by Benjamin Hammond.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series of pub talks like so much else has moved online, but it still going strong.  You have to supply your own beer, but you can still watch fascinating talks.  These events are free and open...

Aug
25

Webinar on Waves and Beaches

August 25, 2020

Waves at sunset washing Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative, unable to gather audiences physically, is offering an online exploration of the shore with a webinar entitled “Waves, Sand, and Beaches:  The Constantly Changing Shoreline.”  Free...

Aug
25

Webinar on Regenerative Agriculture

August 25, 2020

Dr. Ann Schmierer.

Shoreline Education for Awareness looks inland for the subject of the next webinar in their series, as they host a talk by Ann Schmierer on “Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Soil for a Healthy Planet.  This online presentation takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30...

Aug
26

Sea Otter Webinar

August 26, 2020

Sea otter "raft."\Photo by David Sidle.

The Elakha Alliance is sponsoring a webinar on “The Legal and Economic Considerations of Sea Otter Reintroduction” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.  Speakers will be Bob Bailey, the Alliance’s president, and Michele Zwartjes, a biologist with the U.S....

Aug
27

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation

August 27, 2020

Cape Perpetua from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The annual Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrates the wide range of voluntary activity focused on that stretch of Oregon’s shore (including the monitoring done by CoastWatchers).  It is usually a...

Sep
7

Deadline for Coastal Planning Comments

September 7, 2020

Development in a risky location in Bayshore on the Alsea spit.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Oregon’s Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is the state’s federally recognized plan for managing coastal and ocean resources under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA).  An important source of funding for...