Land Use Events

Sep
22

CoastWalk on North Coast

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017, Cannon Beach

Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.
Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.

The North Coast Land Conservancy is sponsoring CoastWalk, a three-days walking tour of north coast landscapes—beaches and sand spits, headlands and saltspray meadows—with all logistics taken care of for participants....

Sep
24

Notes from the Riverkeepers Performance

September 24, 2017, Astoria

Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. | Photo by Chanel Hason

A musical homily unveiling the epic, sordid history of crude-oil-by-rail transport in the Columbia River Gorge.

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
Audience talk-back after the performance at 8:15pm

Purchase tickets here. 

Notes from...

Sep
25

Community Discussion—Channel Expansion

September 25, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.
Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The Port of Coos Bay proposes to deepen and widen the navigation channel through the estuary from the ocean to river mile 8.2.  The Corps of Engineers will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to...

Sep
29

Forestry Talks

September 29, 2017, Rockaway

The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

Forest practices are of intense concern everywhere on the coast, but particularly in Rockaway, where spraying and other forest management activities directly threaten the community’s water...

Sep
30

National Public Lands Day

September 30, 2017

 

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From our neighborhood parks or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of...

Sep
30

Coos Bay Trails Cleanup

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay Blue Ridge Trail at sunset.
Coos Bay Blue Ridge Trail at sunset. | Photo by Jeanne Hart

 

The Blue Ridge Trail system is a unique and fun area that allows people to hike, bike, horseback ride and drive their dirt bikes. This trail system is very close to the city of Coos Bay and allows visitors an easy access to Bureau...

Oct
6

Mapping Symposium

October 6, 2017, Florence

Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Anyone interested in how information is being mapped in the field, using a wide range of tools such as smartphones and tablets, is invited to “Symposium by the Sea:  From Field to Table—Stories in Mapping.” The...

Oct
7

Lower Nehalem Harvest Festival

October 7, 2017, Nehalem

Rams at Alder Creek Farms.
Rams at Alder Creek Farms. | Photo from Alder Creek Farms

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust invites you to join them at their Alder Creek Farm property for an afternoon of live music, farm and garden tours, the last farmers' market of the season, cider pressing, KidZone and more! The event...

Oct
16

Nehalem Bay History Classes

October 16, 2017 - November 2, 2017, Manzanita

A hundred years ago, dairy farmers brought milk to the cheese factory at Mohler. Since 1976, the building has been the Nehalem Bay Winery.
A hundred years ago, dairy farmers brought milk to the cheese factory at Mohler. Since 1976, the building has been the Nehalem Bay Winery. | Photo Courtesy of Mark Beach

The Nehalem Valley Historical Society announces the return of the “History of the Nehalem Bay Area” series led by Mark...

Past Events

Sep
21

Talk on Forest Practices

September 21, 2017, Astoria

 

 Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
At their next meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) will host a speaker on spraying and other forest practices inimical to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems.  The meeting takes place at...
Sep
21

Salmon River Mingle and Muse

September 21, 2017, Otis

Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.
Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, located on the slopes of Cascade Head, has the Salmon River estuary spread below it.  A good deal of both the art and the ecology done there focus on the river’s marshes and mudflats.

The Sitka...

Sep
19

Siletz Watershed Review

September 19, 2017, Siltez

 Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.
Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.

The public is invited to join the Siletz Watershed Council at its quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public library (255 S. Gaither St.). Light refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will feature a...

Sep
16

Annual Nehalem Watershed BBQ

September 16, 2017, Nehalem

Courtesy of Lower Nehalem Watershed Council


The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council (LNWC) invites council members, partners, friends, and the public to join them at their annual BBQ to recognize volunteers and celebrate the council’s accomplishments. LNWC is dedicated to the protection,...
Sep
13

Hearing on Coos Bay Channel Project

September 13, 2017, Coos Bay

 Coos Bay entrance, where the channel deepening would start.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay entrance, where the channel deepening would start.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a “scoping meeting” concerning the Port of Coos Bay’s proposed Coos Bay Channel Modification Project on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 3-7 p.n. in the Myrtlewood Room of the...

Sep
12

Scenic Waterway Hearing

September 12, 2017, Nehalem

Marshes of the Nehalem at the south jetty, downstream from the area to be protected.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Marshes of the Nehalem at the south jetty, downstream from the area to be protected.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is considering a proposal to include a 17-mile stretch of the Nehalem River in the State Scenic Waterways Program.  A public...

Sep
10

Welcome the Salmon Home

September 10, 2017, Otis

Traditional salmon bake.
Traditional salmon bake. | Photo from Westwind Stewardship Group

A natural spectacle that occurs at Westwind each year is happening soon: the return of Chinook and Coho salmon to the streams of the Oregon coast, including Westwind’s Salmon River. To celebrate this amazing feat of nature,...

Sep
8

Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

September 8, 2017, Newport

Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) gives citizens a means...

Sep
7

Environmental Justice Task Force Forum

September 7, 2017, Newport

 Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.
Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force is a means of delivering a...

Aug
27

Hike Siltcoos Lake Trail

August 27, 2017, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo by South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders hiking group is sponsoring a stroll along the Siltcoos Lake trail on Sunday, Aug. 27, beginning at 10 a.m.  The trail makes a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to...