Conservation Calendar

This calendar primarily lists conservation events occurring in the Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest. It also lists some climate action/climate crisis and survival/extinction events elsewhere since the climate crisis and extinction affect everywhere.

2021-11-18 Industrial Aquaculture’s impact on wild British Columbia salmon

Protect the Peninsula’s Future Annual Meeting–You’re Invited!

Join Protect the Peninsula’s Future (PPF) special guest speaker, Dr. Alexandra Morton, at PPF’s (virtual) annual meeting, Thursday November 18, 7 PM. Dr. Morton, will talk about her decades of research, struggles, setbacks and successes to save salmon, the key food for Northern Orcas.

Dr. Morton moved to a remote archipelago on the BC coast in 1984 to study orca, but became an expert on the devastating impact of industrial aquaculture on wild British Columbia salmon populations.

Canadian government policy maintained salmon farms were harmless, which allowed fish viruses, bacteria and sea lice to flourish on the farms. Morton published science on the impact of sea lice and viruses, took the industry to court five times and never lost, and finally occupied several salmon farms over 280 days with local First Nation members. Today, 38 salmon farms are closed or scheduled to close. She will describe how this happened, the damage by the industry and the work that lies ahead.

RSVPs required.

PPF formed as a 501c3 nonprofit in 1973 and is based on the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

⸺ source: November 2011 newsletter of the Sierra Club North Olympic Group (accessed 8 Nov. 2021)

2021-12-07 Audubon in Washington Advocacy Day 2021
From Washington Audubon: “In 2022, legislators must chart a path toward economic recovery that equitably invests in a climate resilient future. We need your help in speaking with your legislator to elevate the needs of birds and people.”

2021-12-14 Port Townsend Climate Action Committee
     Next meeting: Tuesday, December 14th  3:00-5:00PM
     Location: online; the Public may call in to listen to the live meeting and speak during public comment periods. A call-in number is posted. They are tentatively set for 3:10 and 4:40 PM, but please be flexible with the needs of the agenda as issues arise.
     Call in numbers:  (253) 215-8782 (Tacoma)  /   (669) 900-6833 (San Jose)  /  (346) 248-7799 (Houston)
    Connect to the meeting on Zoom. Clicking on this option will allow you to join the meeting live. You will need to display your first and last name in your participant frame. Please indicate that you are a member of the public in the chat. If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair of the meeting.

To join the presentation by Zoom:
Webinar ID: 867 8952 4814

Or One tap mobile : US: +12532158782,,86789524814#  or +13462487799,,86789524814#
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):  253-215-8782; 346-248-7799; 669-900-6833; 312-626-6799; 929-205-6099; 301-715-8592

Q&A will be at the end of the presentation, about 4:45PM. If on Zoom, click ‘Raise Hand’ to speak or type your question into the chat. If calling by phone, press *9 to raise your hand to speak and you will be admitted to the webinar for a question.

Note: as this is a public presentation by a few members of the CAC and other non-CAC members, it is not an official meeting. No business will be conducted. There may be a quorum of members attending as participants.

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The Climate Action Committee is a joint committee of the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County. The CAC typically meets on even months (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) on the second Tuesday of the month from 3-5PM. The public is invited to attend and comment at each of the Climate Action Committee meetings. The meeting location varies but is typically within the City limits. For the next scheduled meeting, please visit the City of Port Townsend City Meetings calendar.

The Climate Action Committee hosted two Zoom meetings to roll out to the public the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report that was completed last spring. Recordings of the meetings will be posted shortly.

The Climate Action Committee is responsible for developing strategies to implement the goals specified in Jefferson County Resolution 44-07/City of Port Townsend Resolution 07-22 via the Climate Action Plan. The plan recommends how to achieve the goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by the year 2050.

The Board of County Commissioners and the City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan on Monday, November 14, 2011.

2022-01-21 Forest Management in a Changing Climate
Lecture sponsored by Enl!ghten Kitsap Community Forum. Enl!ghten is proud to be a partner with Kitsap Regional Library.

What: “This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Forestry: Forest Management in a Changing Climate.”
When: 21 Jan. 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Who: Kirk Hanson, Director of Forestry for Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG):

Description: “Kirk will discuss principles of Ecological Forestry that his organization has been developing to help forests in the Pacific Northwest adapt to a changing climate. By highlighting the myriad forests NNRG manages across the region, Kirk will share examples of forest management strategies that provide alternatives to conventional industrial plantation forestry that has been the standard in the Northwest for decades.”

Enl!ghten Kitsap Community Forum events are held on the third Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. of every month except December. We continue to meet virtually. Zoom link will be posted here the morning of the event.
⸺ source: calendar section of (accessed 9 Oct. 2021)

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