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Nature Matters tackles coastal hazards wrought by climate change

Fort George hosts DLCD specialist Nov. 9

Published on November 2, 2017 12:01AM

Meg Reed, the coastal shores specialist for the Department of Land Conservation and Development’s Coastal Management Program

COURTESY LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Meg Reed, the coastal shores specialist for the Department of Land Conservation and Development’s Coastal Management Program


ASTORIA — In the face of a changing climate, Oregon’s already dynamic coastal environment will continue to see challenges to development, infrastructure, recreation and natural environments. All levels of government, organizations and individuals are faced with difficult questions about how best to prepare, adapt and mitigate for these challenges.

Meg Reed, the coastal shores specialist for the Department of Land Conservation and Development’s Coastal Management Program, will address those dynamics and more 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at a Nature Matters presentation. The discussion takes place at the Fort George’s Lovell Building showroom in Astoria. Doors open at 6 p.m. for those wanting to purchase dinner or beverages.

The event — which is free and open to the public — will examine some of the hazards coastal communities face and how climate change factors into the policies and management of coastal resources and development.

Additionally, the talk will discuss ways in which citizens can help provide coastal managers with local data through King Tides photographs to better help visualize the impacts of sea level rise.

To find out more about the King Tides Photo Project, visit oregonkingtides.net.

Nature Matters, a lively conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursday of each month through May. The events are hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and Fort George Brewery.

For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471 or check out nps.gov/lewi or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook or Instagram.



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