Land Use Events

Jun
24

Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing 2

June 24, 2021

The WorldMark Gleneden perches on an eroding bluff.\Photo by Dennis White.

The desire of some property owners to riprap lots in the Rockaway Beach area is leading to challenge to Oregon’s land use laws, particularly Goal 18, which guides planning for beaches and dunes.  The second public...

Jun
30

Lincoln County Hearing on Shoreline Armoring

June 30, 2021

The eroding shoreline at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Linda Fink.

Note:  The hearing described here, which was to take place May 24, has been delayed.  At present the county has stated only that it will take place in "late June," so we aren't actually sure of the date.  The new date will be...

Jul
15

Webinar on Forest Structure

July 15, 2021

Old growth trees along Oregon Coast Trail help to create forest structure.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust offers a webinar on the importance of forest habitats.  “The Impact of Forest Structure on Water Quality and Native Fish” takes place on Thursday, July 15, at 6...

Past Events

Jun
16

Virtual Tour of Rainforest Reserve

June 16, 2021

Onion Peak in the Rainforest Reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The North Coast Land Conservancy has been establishing its Rainforest Reserve, providing continuous protected habitat from the coastal mountain peaks to the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve offshore, for a number of years.  The...

Jun
14

Lincoln County Hearing on Goal 18

June 14, 2021

Searidge Condos in Lincoln Beach, one of threatened sites.\Photo by Loren Nelson.

On Monday, June 14, at 7 PM, the Lincoln County Planning Commission will hold a live virtual public hearing on three different proposals from multiple applicants seeking a Goal 18, Implementation Requirement 5...

Jun
5

Eel Lake Hike

June 5, 2021, Lakeside

Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders offer a hike along the Eel Lake Trail—or rather, two hikes.  The shorter will be four miles out and back on a fairly level trail along the southern edge of the lake.  Those wishing even shorter hikes can turn back...

May
27

Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing

May 27, 2021

The desire of some property owners to riprap lots in the Rockaway Beach area is leading to challenge to Oregon’s land use laws, particularly Goal 18, which guides planning for beaches and dunes.  The first public airing of this controversial demand takes place in a hearing before the...

May
24

Forest Habitat Webinar

May 24, 2021

 

Forest pond on Grass Mountain.\Photo by Loren Nelson.
The Lower Nehalem Community Trust offers a webinar on the importance of forest habitats.  “The Impact of Forest Structure on Water Quality and Native Fish” takes place on Monday, May 24, 7 p.m.

Gabe Sheoships and Joshua Seeds will discuss...

May
22

Hike to Blacklock Point

May 22, 2021, Langlois

Blacklock Point.\Photo courtesy of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is offering a free expedition to Blacklock Point in Curry County.  As it happens, the is one of the sites that Oregon Shores is working to protect with a special Marine Conservation site designation...

May
20

Silverspot Seminar

May 20, 2021

Oregon Silverspot, at the Nestucca National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its regular research seminar series online.  On Thursday, May 20, 3:30 p.m., the seminar is “Nestucca Bay NWR:  Research and Restoration Intertwine to Save...

May
11

Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...