CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery, Coos Bay


Online bookings are not currently available for this event. Admission, if applicable, is payable at the front desk.

Oregon Dunes Living Landscapes

Brian Hoeh – October 6, 2020

Dune ecosystems are shaped by an intricate balance between life and elemental forces.  Dunes thrive on change and disturbance; shifting sands create worlds of unexpected diversity where open sand, temperate rainforest, wetlands lakes and estuaries can all thrive in one place. These environments provide habitat for over 400 species of wildlife, including many unique, rare, and threatened species whose relationship’s with the dunes have changed through time.

Brian Hoeh is the Interpretive Specialist for Siuslaw National Forest on the Central Coast Ranger District.  He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Coast Guard and as an Environmental Consultant. He holds BA degrees in Anthropology, Public History, and a Graduate degree in Natural Resource Management.

Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free

First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.

All events subject to change.