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October 2019

Bats of the Pacific Northwest

October 26, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Sara Rose, from the Northwestern Bat Hub, will cover the basics of bat biology, echolocation, and diversity. She will review the role of the Bat Hub in the greater scheme of bat conservation and monitoring, as well as what being a bat researcher actually entails on a day-to-day basis. ***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly. The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation…

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November 2019

Save the Oregon Dunes

November 2, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Brian Saunders will present on how the dunes have always been in motion. It is the wind-blown sands that have shaped this landscape. Today that motion has stopped, replaced by the steady march of invasive plants that prevent the sand from blowing-dramatically changing the face of this place. Without intervention to restore open sand, the dunes will be lost forever. ***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly. The event is…

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Grab the Bull (Kelp) by the Horns

November 9, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Those washed up clumps on the beach, what’s their story? Sara Hamilton will discuss what kelps are, why they are important to coastal ecosystems, and how kelps worldwide are responding to climate change. Additionally, she’ll also share insights about the state of the bull kelp forests here in Oregon based on 35 years of population data gathered from satellite imagery. ***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly. The event is…

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The Land-Sea Connection: Coastal Conservation Issues & Strategies

November 16, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Hear about the natural wonders of Oregon’s complex marine food web when Paul Engelmeyer, a respected coastal conservation voice, will speak about Coastal Conservation issues and strategies, and the Land-Sea Connection. Paul will talk about efforts to protect forage fish - the prey base for seabirds as well as the unique habitat requirements for the ESA listed Marbled Murrelet. He has managed lands for The Wetlands Conservancy located in Alsea…

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Ocean Trackers: The Movement, Migration, and Growth of Animals in the Ocean

November 23, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Jessica will talk about the approaches she uses to reconstruct how animals move around the ocean and how the environment can influence their growth and survival. Her approach combines field collections with the chemical and structural analysis of animal hard parts, such as otoliths (fish ear stones) and shells. She will present examples from her research, including studies on the early marine residence of Chinook salmon, determining natal origins of…

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December 2019

Plant Ecology of the Northern Oregon Coast Range

December 7, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Glavich will explore the distribution of forest and meadow plant communities across the Oregon Coast Range. Topics include biophysical environments that drive vegetation patterns and structure. Glavich is a Forest Service Area Ecologist that works across the Siuslaw, Willamette, Mt Hood National Forests and the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. Focal area is non-forest habitats: linking meadow vegetation parameters to wildlife needs, classifying plant species composition types,  and remote sensing.…

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Sea Otters

December 14, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Bob Bailey, coastal advocate and member of the Elakha Alliance, will explore the history of sea otters in Oregon, their ecological and cultural importance, their disappearance, and the prospects for their return and recovery. ***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly. The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at…

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New Year’s Day Peace Hike 10 Year Legacy

December 21, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am On Saturday, December 21st at 11:00am, please join us to learn about the New Year’s Day Peace Hike sponsored by the Yachats Trails Committee. Joanne Kittel, Yachats Trails Leader, co-chair, View the Future (a local environmental and cultural preservation non-profit), and private land owner (on which part of the Amanda Trail crosses) will share the Peace Hike’s history, the Amanda Trail’s significance and the Amanda story. Additionally, the audience will…

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January 2020

Water Quality on Oregon’s Beaches

January 11, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Have you ever wondered if playing in the ocean or on the beach could make you sick? Luckily there are dedicated volunteers testing water quality year round on Oregon's beaches. Join us to learn from Brianna Goodwin about Surfrider Foundation's water quality monitoring with a focus on Oregon's marine reserves. Flyer | Facebook ***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly. The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon…

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How Rising Sea Levels Would Affect the Estuaries Along the Central Oregon Coast

January 18, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 2400 Highway 101
Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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Photo: A king tide covers a tidal marsh at Siletz Bay (photo by Cinnamon Moffett); indications of the future? Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series - Presentations begin at 11:00am Marshes are essential for juvenile salmon and many other species. (photo by Fran Recht) Fran Recht will describe analyses done for the Newport-based MidCoast Water-sheds Council about the impacts of Sea Level Rise on Oregon's tidal wetlands. The project assessed the extent of inundation that would occur in Oregon’s estuaries under…

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