Ocean Events

May
10

Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project...

May
12

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

May 12, 2021

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department of Land Conservation and...

May
12

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...

May
13

Offshore Wind Energy Webinars

May 13, 2021

Wind power installation.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department...

May
17

OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agenda has not...

Jun
5

Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events

Apr
1

Coral Reef Talk in Charleston

April 1, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Isabelle Cote.
Dr. Isabelle Cote.

The late Bayard McConnaughey was an Oregon Shores board member for three decades, from the 1970s to the early part of this century.  Among many other ways in which he contributed, he is the person who first pushed Oregon Shores into advocating for the creation of marine...

Mar
24

Flying Offshore: Getting to Know Curry's Seabirds

March 24, 2016, Gold Beach

Photo of Common murres at Redfish Rocks. Photo by Lois Miller.
Common murres at Redfish Rocks. Photo by Lois Miller.
Seabirds wander vast stretches of the sea, but when it comes time to nest, tens of thousands of them call Curry County home. Kalmiopsis Audubon Society president Ann Vileisis will give a presentation about seabirds and the South Coast’s...
Mar
22

Link Forests to Tidepools at Cape Perpetua

March 22, 2016 - March 25, 2016

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.

Marine reserves don’t exist in a vacuum, and one important goal for Oregon Shores and our partners in the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP) is to link onshore ecosystems to these protected areas immediately offshore.

The Cape...

Mar
15

Volunteer Coordinator Helps with Whale Watch Training

March 15, 2016, Lincoln City

Photo of Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center, courtesy of OPRD.
Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. Photo courtesy of OPRD.
Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will participate in a special presentation on Whales of the Oregon Coast, taking place on Tuesday, March 15 at the Oregon Coast Community College branch in Lincoln City, from 6-9pm. The...
Mar
12

American Cetacean Society Meeting to Focus on Whale Exploitation

March 12, 2016, Newport

Aside from Captain Ahab, people haven’t hunted whales as existential quests for meaning, but for the resources they provide. The next meeting of the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will feature a look at this reality.  Speaker Uko Gorter will address Whales as a source of raw...

Mar
10

Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission Meeting

March 10, 2016, Gold Beach

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will meet Thursday, March 10, at 9:00 a.m. in Gold Beach at the Curry County Fairgrounds Ocean View Room and will be briefed about the decision by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) to establish a committee to review the Rocky...

Mar
4

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Potluck

March 4, 2016

Join Kalmiposis Audubon Society members for this annual meeting plus fun potluck and slide sharing. Bring something you like to eat, and each person can share 10-15 favorite bird, nature, or landscape slides in either digital or traditional format. It’s always a fun evening. If you plan to come,...

Feb
11

Bird Conservation in Oregon’s Marine Reserve System

February 11, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager for the Audubon Society of Portland, will offer a presentation on how volunteer efforts to monitor seabird populations have contributed to a better understanding of seabird populations...
Jan
30

Kick-off Party #2 for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

January 30, 2016, Cannon Beach

Photo of Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve, by Alex Derr.
Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve. Photo by Alex Derr.
New Year’s Day marked both a completion and a new beginning for Oregon's network of five marine reserves.  On Jan.1, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve became fully operative, closed to resource extraction. Up till now,...