Land Use Events

Dec
8

Meeting on Elliott State Forest

December 8, 2021

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists have been working for many years to protect the Elliott State Forest, northeast of Coos Bay.  At first the battle was to prevent the state from selling it to private interests (a battle which Oregon Shores joined).  More recently, the effort is to find...

Dec
9

Seminar on Dunes and Scarps

December 9, 2021

Dune scarp and driftwood.\Photo by Jeanne Finkbeiner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to offer its Thursday research seminar series online.  On Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m., the topic will be waves, dunes, and dune scarps.  The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking on...

Jan
11

Talk on South Coast Geology

January 11, 2022

Ron Metzger leading a field trip.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a “Geologic Overview of Oregon’s South Coast” on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Ron Metzger, a professor of geology at Southwestern Oregon Community...

Feb
8

Webinar on Coquille Tribe History

February 8, 2022

The Coquille River watershed.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a talk on the “History and Culture of the Coquille Tribe” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Kassandra...

Past Events

Dec
4

Webinar on the Big One

December 4, 2021

Projection of a Cascadia earthquake.\Courtesy of the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

The coastal landscape we treasure has been shaped by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates.  The price of our coast’s rugged beauty is the hazard of earthquakes and tsunamis caused by the Cascadia Subduction...

Dec
2

Talk on Estuary Habitats

December 2, 2021

Yaquina estuary marshes at high tide.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council is holding its final community meeting of the year on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 pm., with a talk on a subject of wide interest:  “Natural habitats and fish communities in...

Nov
26

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 26, 2021, Charleston

Cape Arago Lighthouse.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

For those who prefer to “opt outside” on Black Friday rather than hit the stores, the Southcoast Striders offer a Bastendorff Bog trail hike, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26. 

The hike will start from the Sunset Bay State Park day use...

Nov
19

Lecture on Climate and Wildfire

November 19, 2021

Fire at Echo Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is necessary to request access in...

Nov
19

LCDC Meets on Coastal Issues

November 19, 2021

Erosion control, such as this riprap wall in Tillamook County, are on LCDC"s agenda.\Photo by Loren Nelson.

The second day of the November meeting of the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) takes place on Friday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m.  The two-day meeting takes place...

Nov
18

Seminar on Tidal Wetlands--Cancelled

November 18, 2021

Laura Brophy in her natural habitat.

The following event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Nov 18, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura...

Nov
13

Talk on Big Creek History

November 13, 2021

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

On Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m., the Cape Perpetua Collaborative presents a talk by Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek.”  She will discuss the campaign to stop development of a destination resort on property near the mouth of the creek, south...