Land Events

Sep
17

Lights Out for Migratory Birds

September 17, 2022 - October 11, 2022

Geese overhead flying south
Geese overhead flying south

As millions of birds fly over Oregon, the Portland Audubon Society reminds Oregonians to reduce light pollution during peak bird migration. Lights Out runs from Saturday, Sept. 17 to Wednesday, Oct. 11. Light pollution drowns out the stars that migrating birds use...

Oct
6

Talk on Evaluating Tidal Wetlands

October 6, 2022, Newport

Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Graham Shaw from Oregon State University’s Marine Resource Management Program to discuss socio-economic evaluations of tidal...

Oct
6

Portland: Rally to Protect Forests

October 6, 2022, Portland

Jetty Creek after logging. /Photo by Shawn Records
Jetty Creek after logging. /Photo by Shawn Records

On Thursday, Oct. 6, The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP), Sunrise Movement PDX, and other Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance members will rally to protest harmful industrial forestry practices. Participants...

Oct
17

Webinar on Public Trust in Watersheds

October 17, 2022

 

Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.
Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.

Oregon Shores joins North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection in hosting a webinar by Mary Wood, a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and author of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age.  She will speak on...

Oct
22

Floras Lake Celebration Hike

October 22, 2022, Langlois

 

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS) is holding a special hike and belated celebration of the group’s success in advocating for the addition of 90 acres of lakefront land previously owned by Curry County to Floras Lake State Natural Area back in 2019. The plan to celebrate in spring, 2020, was...

Past Events

Jun
4

Interpretive Volunteer Training

June 4, 2022, Otter Rock

School group at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.
School group at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo by Dennis White.

Friends of Otter Rock is a non-profit organization on the central Oregon coast composed of local conservation-minded citizens. Its mission is the protection and preservation of rocky shore intertidal life, nesting and...

Jun
2

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...

Jun
2

Conversation about Clatsop Planning

June 2, 2022, Jewell

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach.
Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach.\Photo by Sonja Peterson

Oregon’s Kitchen Table is a program of the National Policy Consensus Center, which is housed in the Mark O. Hatfield Schools of Government at Portland State University.  This non-profit program seeks to foster discussion among Oregonians...

Jun
2

Seminar on Monitoring Birds

June 2, 2022, Newport

Snowy plovers at South Beach.
Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series now operates on the hybrid model.  The next talk, on monitoring migratory birds, takes place in person at the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building auditorium on the HMSC campus...

May
26

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...

May
21

Valedictory Geology Lecture

May 21, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Ron Metzger conducting a field trip.
Ron Metzger conducting a field trip.

Ron Metzger has not only taught geology to a couple of generations of students at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, he has also educated the community through a long-running Geology Lecture Series he organizes.  The series has featured a...

May
20

LCDC Meeting--Second Day

May 20, 2022, Salem

 

Botts Marsh, site of a victory in preserving coastal habitat.
Botts Marsh, site of a victory in preserving coastal habitat.\Photo by Lynn Levering Thomas.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20.  These are hybrid meetings, taking place physically in the Basement Hearing Room of the...

May
19

LCDC Meeting

May 19, 2022, Salem

 

Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.
Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20.  These are hybrid meetings, taking place physically in the Basement Hearing Room of the Department of...

May
12

Seminar on Hybrid Beachgrass

May 12, 2022, Newport

 

Experiment with hybrid beachgrass at HMSC.
Experiment with hybrid beachgrass at HMSC, with Rebecca Mostow in the background.\Photo by Mark Farley.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series, Rebecca Mostow will present “Like watching grass grow: Impacts of a newly-discovered ecosystem-engineering hybrid...