Land Events

Sep
17

Lights Out for Migratory Birds

September 17, 2022 - October 11, 2022

Geese overhead flying south
Geese overhead flying south

As millions of birds fly over Oregon, the Portland Audubon Society reminds Oregonians to reduce light pollution during peak bird migration. Lights Out runs from Saturday, Sept. 17 to Wednesday, Oct. 11. Light pollution drowns out the stars that migrating birds use...

Sep
28

Conservation Open House

September 28, 2022

Oregon Conservation Strategy. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Oregon Conservation Strategy. /Photo courtesy of ODFW

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will be hosting a virtual Conservation Open House from 10-11:30 a.m. Topics covered will include challenges facing fish, wildlife, and the habitats they depend on...

Sep
29

Talk on Coastal Hazards

September 29, 2022, Newport

The DIVE4Ag team and teens with Oregon Oyster Farms. /Photo courtesy of OSU
The DIVE4Ag team and teens with Oregon Oyster Farms. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Shawn Rowe, a marine education learning specialist with Oregon Seagrant. His presentation will take place...

Oct
1

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

October 1, 2022, Gardiner

Tahkenitch dunes. /Photo by Richard Hikes
Tahkenitch dunes. /Photo by Richard Hikes

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offers a group tour of the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail and Threemile Lake on Saturday, Oct. 1, time to be announced. Generally, both a long and a short hike are offered.

Meet at the Tahkenitch Dunes Day Use Area parking...

Oct
17

Webinar on Public Trust in Watersheds

October 17, 2022

 

Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.
Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.

Oregon Shores joins North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection in hosting a webinar by Mary Wood, a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and author of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age.  She will speak on...

Oct
22

Floras Lake Celebration Hike

October 22, 2022, Langlois

 

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS) is holding a special hike and belated celebration of the group’s success in advocating for the addition of 90 acres of lakefront land previously owned by Curry County to Floras Lake State Natural Area back in 2019. The plan to celebrate in spring, 2020, was...

Past Events

Sep
22

Ocean-Facing Roads Rulemaking Session

September 22, 2022, John Day

 

Erosion along highway at Beverly Beach.
Erosion along highway at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering a change to the state’s land use rules to allow shoreline armoring to protect roads adjacent to the ocean shore, including Highway 101.  The hearing on...

Sep
21

Hearing on Tribal Water Management

September 21, 2022


Siuslaw River wetlands.
Siuslaw River wetlands.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) invites the public to review and comment on the Tribe’s draft Water Quality Standards (WQS). The online hearing takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.

WQS are...

Sep
20

Siletz Watershed Council Meeting

September 20, 2022, Siletz

Wetland restoration site. /Photo courtesy of MCWC
Wetland restoration site. /Photo courtesy of MCWC

The Siletz Watershed Council, a working group of the MidCoast Watersheds Council (MCWC), will meet at the Siletz Public Library (255 SE S Gaither St in Siletz) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Representatives from the MCWC will present about...

Sep
16

Emerald Ash Borer Field Training

September 16, 2022, Forest Grove

Emerald ash borer adult feeding on an ash leaf. /Photo by Debbie Miller, USDA Forest Service
Emerald ash borer adult feeding on an ash leaf. /Photo by Debbie Miller, USDA Forest Service

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon State University, and Clean Water Services are hosting a free field training at Joseph Gale Park (3014 18th Avenue in Forest Grove) to assemble a...

Sep
14

STEAM Coach Volunteer Training

September 14, 2022, Garibaldi

Netarts and Three Arch Rocks. /Photo by Alex Derr
Netarts and Three Arch Rocks.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is hosting volunteer training for their STEAM Coach Volunteer program. A STEAM Coach is “a community volunteer who believes all students should have access to hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences in...

Sep
13

Talk on Logging Economics

September 13, 2022

Clearcut forest /photo courtesy of NCCWP
Clearcut forest /photo courtesy of NCCWP

On Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) is hosting “The Truth about the Economics of Logging.” This free online event features guest speaker Ernie Niem, the president of Natural Resources Economics,...

Aug
31

Thesis Defense Re: Hybrid Beachgrass

August 31, 2022

Rebecca Mostow.
Rebecca Mostow.

CoastWatch has been involved for the past several years in aiding the search for a new, hybrid beachgrass on the Oregon coast.  Oregon State University graduate student Rebeca Mostow has been studying this new offspring of the two types of invasive beachgrass and...

Aug
28

Lola Lake and Beach Hike

August 28, 2022, Pistol River

 

Beach north of Crook Point.
Beach north of Crook Poin.\Photo by Paul Sherman.
Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society for a south coast hike to explore dune ecology and succession, search for rare plants, and do some birdwatching.  The hike, on the Lola Lake Loop and Beach Trail, just south of Pistol River in Curry...
Aug
23

Ocean-Facing Roads Comment Opportunity

August 23, 2022, Newport

 

Erosion threatens Ocean Road in Yachats.
Erosion threatens Ocean Road in Yachats.\Photo by Susan Mackinnon.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering a change to the state’s land use rules to allow shoreline armoring to protect roads adjacent to the ocean shore, including Highway 101.  The hearing...

Aug
23

Hearing on Tillamook Riprap Case

August 23, 2022

 

Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.
Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.\Photo by Randy Stevenson.

At long last, the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) will hold oral arguments on our appeal of Tillamook County’s decision to approve a massive riprap revetment at Pine Beach.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 23,...