Land Use Events

May
31

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership

May 31, 2017, Newport

Image of Clay Creek in Oregon.
Clay Creek | Photo courtesy of BLM

First Timers – If this is your first Partnership meeting, you are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation.  For information about the origins and purpose of the Partnership, see our earlier article.  

At the May 31 meeting, they will wrap up Step One...

Jun
1

Forest Management Talk

June 1, 2017, Newport

 Coastal forest habitat. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
Coastal forest habitat. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council invites the public to “see the forest for more than the trees” with a talk by forester Matt Fehrenbacher on “Managing Forest Lands for Multiple Resources,” Thursday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. in the...

Jun
3

National Trails Day: Cape Perpetua

June 3, 2017, Yachats

National Trails Day 2017 hike poster.
Credit: Yachats Trails

Join the Yachat Trails as they lead three separate guided hikes, suitable for all abilities and ages, at Cape Perpetua. Participants should meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center at 9 a.m. For more information contact Joanne KittelThere is no need to sign up for...

Jun
9

Elk River Symposium

June 9, 2017, Port Orford

Image of Elk River Symposium event at OSU Port Orford Field Station.

Don't miss this FREE event, "Elk River Symposium: Local Knowledge and Emerging Science." You'll hear from local stewards and stakeholders about conservation efforts in the community. Researchers will present emerging science and current research, and they'll discuss its importance to the...

Jul
26

Coast Economic Summit

July 26, 2017, Portland

Fishing and tourism remain economic staples on the coast. Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Fishing and tourism remain economic staples on the coast. Photo by Sonja Peterson.

For the first time, the annual Oregon Coast Economic Summit will be held in Portland this year, as part of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 2017 summit.  Organized by the Coastal Caucus of the Oregon...

Past Events

May
20

Citizen Science by Kayak

May 20, 2017, Seaside

Policeman's Helmet. Photo courtesy of Simplicius.
Policeman's Helmet. Photo courtesy of Simplicius.

The North Coast Land Conservancy and Necanicum Watershed Council are seeking skilled kayakers interested in participating in a citizen science project that will contribute to the eradication of an invasive species.

The groups seek to seek out...

May
17

Talk on Art and Nature

May 17, 2017, Seaside

Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of NCLC.

As the founder and first executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, and before that an Oregon Shores board member, Neal Maine knows all about the gritty details of land use planning, water quality, restoration, and other aspects of...

May
14

Lecture on Conservation Photography

May 14, 2017, Netarts

Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.

The Oregon Historical Society is presenting a series of lectures called “Hunting Birds with a Camera:  How William Finley and Herman Bohlman Used Photography to Save Oregon’s...

May
12

Forest Book Launch

May 12, 2017, Manzanita

Poster for May The Forest Be With You event in Manzanita, Oregon.

Save the date of Friday, May 12 for the book release celebration of May the Forest Be With You, a project of Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection.  The Hoffman Center for the Arts will be the setting as the creation of 24 different local artists, writers, scientists and...

May
9

Hearing on Elliott State Forest

May 9, 2017, Salem

 Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.
Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.

The State Land Board, consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer, meets on May 9, 10 a.m. until noon, to consider once again the fate of the Elliott State Forest.  The earlier decision was to sell off the forest to...

May
4

Talk on Lamprey Conservation

May 4, 2017, Newport

 Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.
Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The future of ancient creatures will be under consideration when the MidCoast Watersheds Council Conservation offers a presentation on “Conservation planning for three lampreys of coastal Oregon:  Western Brook Lamprey, Western River Lamprey, and...

Apr
22

Guided Nature Walk

April 22, 2017, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.

CoastWatchers Betty Bahn and Sally Lockyear will lead a botanical walk along the Giant Spruce Trail at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.  The event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders &...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...

Apr
19

Lecture on Beavers

April 19, 2017, Seaside

 Kate Holleran.
Kate Holleran.

As humans have come to understand and value the critical role of wetlands in healthy ecosystems, beavers—the world’s greatest wetland engineers—are finally getting the respect they deserve. Scientist Kate Holleran will discuss returning beavers to our landscapes and living...

Apr
19

Rally for Water and Wildlife

April 19, 2017, Salem

Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

A consortium of conservation groups is organizing a Rally for Water & Wildlife at Oregon’s State Capitol at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

Groups including Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, the Sierra Club, Rogue Riverkeeper, and...