Climate Events


Conversation on Climate Change

January 20, 2022

Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Portland State University instructor David Osborn leads an online conversation about the different meanings of climate change and how our understanding of meaning relates to our action in addressing this concern.  The event takes place on Thursday, Jan....


Meeting on Roads and Erosion

January 25, 2022

Erosion threatens Highway 101 at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

The state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and its Coastal Management Program have convened an advisory committee to consider a very specific problem—protecting roads along the ocean, from Hwy 101...


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,...

Past Events


Talk on Forest, Sea, and Climate Change

January 13, 2022

Coastal forests have a strong link to the sea.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online in 2022.  On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 3:30 p.m., the seminar being offered bears the intriguing title, “Should we bury our forests in the...


Global Warming Commission Meets

January 6, 2022

People watching a king tide at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Kristin_D.

Oregon’s Global Warming Commission meets online from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6. 

At this meeting, the Commission will hear an update and discuss modeling for the forthcoming Roadmap to 2035 to help the State develop a...


Community Climate Meeting

December 18, 2021, Newport

A king tide at Newport's Nye Beach.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

The Citizens for a Better Lincoln County and 350 Oregon Central Coast are sponsoring an open community meeting dealing with our climate change challenges.  This meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18,  at the South...


Sea Turtles on Tap

December 15, 2021

Stranded Olive Ridley sea turtle.\Photo by Samual Gardner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Science on Tap series online.  The bad news is that you have to pour your own; the good news is that you can enjoy the talks without being in Newport.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6...


Webinar on Science for Conservationists

December 7, 2021

Black Oystercatchers are a species of conservation concern.\Photo by Linda Fink.

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC), based at the University of Washington, offers a free webinar on “Promoting Collaboration Between Evolutionary Biologists and Conservation Practitioners...


Lecture on Climate and Wildfire

November 19, 2021

Fire at Echo Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is necessary to request access in...


Global Warming Commission Meets

November 15, 2021

Coastal wetlands can play an important role in sequestering carbon.

Oregon’s Global Warming Commission meets online from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15.  The commission will discuss the forthcoming “Transformative Integrated Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan,” the state’s blueprint for...


Blue Carbon Lecture

November 10, 2021

Marshes in the Yaquina estuary store carbon.\Photo by Bobby Hayden.

The Friends of Haystack Rock are starting up their annual “World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series” for 2021-2022 with a dual presentation on “Oregon’s Blue Carbon Policy: Where we are and what’s next?”  It takes...


Clean Energy Discussion

November 10, 2021

Bullards Beach on the south coast from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The public is invited to participate in a discussion about the transition to clean energy on the South Coast on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6-7:30 p.m.

The organizers believe that a healthy future for the...