Land Use Events

Oct
18

Elk River Salmon Seminar

October 18, 2018, Port Orford

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond

A seminar on the cherished but threatened salmon runs in the Elk River is sponsored by Oregon State University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Northwest Fisheries...

Oct
20

Birding at Millicoma Marsh

October 20, 2018, Coos Bay

Birding at Millicoma Marsh Trail. | Photo by J. Bragg
Great views of Coos Bay ay and one of the best birding spots will be featured in a birding experience offered by the Friends of South Slough Reserve on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open to everyone.  Participants...
Oct
20

Bullards Beach Hike

October 20, 2018, Bandon

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a 5.4 mile hike along the trails at Bullards Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. Meet them in the parking lot across from the Meeting Hall Yurt inside...

Oct
20

Mushroom BioBlitz

October 20, 2018, Yachats

Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The next in a series of BioBlitzes at the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve takes place a bit inland, and is devoted to the mushroom population on the area.  BioBlitzes are one-time snapshots of biodiversity, in which volunteers and...

Oct
20

Nedonna Marsh Celebration

October 20, 2018, Tillamook

Nedonna Marsh.
Nedonna Marsh.

Many residents of the Rockaway Beach area, including many Oregon Shores members, have been deeply concerned about the future of Nedonna Marsh, on the southern flank of Nehalem Bay, which appeared to be vulnerable to development.  Coastal marshes are all too rare, and play an...

Oct
24

Lost and Imperiled Species Panel

October 24, 2018, Manzanita

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Species that are no longer with us, and species that are at risk of disappearing, will be the theme of a panel discussion, "Lost and Imperiled Species of the Oregon Coast: An Exploration of Oregon's Iconic, Recovering, and Threatened Wildlife." ...

Oct
30

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

October 30, 2018, Pistol River

A fallen oat tree displays black nodules on its trunk, a telltale indicator of sudden oak death disease. | Photo by Christopher Chung
A fallen oat tree displays black nodules on its trunk, a telltale indicator of sudden oak death disease. | Photo by Christopher Chung

Join the OSU Extension, Wild Rivers Forest Collaborative, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Dept. of Forestry for a workshop focused on Sudden Oak Death on...

Nov
7

Invasive Species Conference

November 7, 2018, Portland

European beachgrass (at the Siltcoos River mouth) is a major invasive on the coast.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
European beachgrass (at the Siltcoos River mouth) is a major invasive on the coast.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

A number of interesting speakers will be presenting when Portland holds its Invasives 2.0 conference on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the World Forestry Center (4033 S.W....

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Past Events

Oct
10

Oregon Dunes Talk

October 10, 2018, Eugene

Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.
Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.

Dina Pavlis, perhaps Oregon’s leading dunes maven (and a CoastWatcher and Oregon Shores member), will lecture on the landscape of the Oregon Dunes in Eugene on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. at the Claim 52 Brewing and...

Oct
9

Panel Discussion on Pesticides

October 9, 2018, Nehalem

Aerial spraying over Oregon forests.
Aerial pesticide spraying over Oregon forests. | Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection's regular meeting on Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. will feature a round table discussion pertaining to the the health dangers of pesticide usage in industrial...

Oct
7

Book Reading

October 7, 2018, Cape Meares

 

Author Rob Freedman, surfing at Cape Meares.
Author Rob Freedman, surfing at Cape Meares.

Cape Meares resident (and Oregon Shores member) Robert  “Butch” Freedman will be reading from his new book, Beach Bum: A Life in Pieces, Oct. 7, 2 pm at the Cape Meares Community Center, 5690 4th St NW.  The memoir is a series of connected...

Oct
7

Tahkenitch Dunes Hikes

October 7, 2018, Gardiner

Tahkenitch Dunes Trail. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the Southcoast Striders for a hike through the dunes with two options, a long hike or a short hike, on Oct. 7.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tahkenitch Dunes Trailhead Day Use Parking Lot (Milepost marker 204 off of Highway 101,...

Oct
6

Oswald West Action Day

October 6, 2018, Arch Cape

Join the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a beach cleanup along with some restoration projects at Oswald West State Park (Arch Cape) on Saturday October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

They plan to spend 2 hours on beach...

Oct
6

Fossil Discovery Walk

October 6, 2018, Netarts

Fossilized Crab
Fossilized Crab. | Photo courtesy of Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea - WEBS group is hosting a "Geology of Netarts: Fossil Discover Walk" on Saturday, Oct. 6th, from 9 a.m.-noon at Netarts Bay.  The goal of the expedition is to...

Oct
6

Pistol River Birding Trip

October 6, 2018, Gold Beach

Red-tailed hawk. | Photo by Budd Titlow

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society invites the public along for a Let's Go Birding adventure at the Pistol River on Oct. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. The trip leader will be Gary Maschmeyer. The group will look first for migrating ducks, geese, and shorebirds in...

Oct
5

Dunes Meeting and Tour

October 5, 2018, Florence

Beach in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Beach in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

The Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative is holding its next meeting on Friday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. in Florence’s Community Baptist Church (4590 Hwy 101).  The public is invited to learn about activities being conducted to...