Land Use Events

Jun
24

Beaver Talk and Trip

June 24, 2018, Crescent City

Beaver swimming. | Photo courtesy of Smith River Alliance
Beaver swimming. | Photo courtesy of Smith River Alliance

While this event takes place over the border, it concerns the Smith River watershed, most of which is in Oregon.  On June 24, biologist Marisa Parish will present “Tolowa Coast Beavers,” a lecture on beaver life-histories and the...

Jun
26

Environmental Issues Panel

June 26, 2018, Newport

 Newport's Nye Beach at sunset.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Newport's Nye Beach at sunset.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Central Oregon Coast NOW is hosting a panel discussion on “Collaborating to Overcome Coastal Environmental Challenges” on Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m. in the McEntee Meeting Room of the Newport Public Library (35 N.W. Nye St.).  The event...

Jun
28

Coquille Point Hearing

June 28, 2018, Bandon

Coquille Point.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Coquille Point.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The Bandon Planning Commission will take up deliberations on the controversial proposed hotel at Coquille Point at their Thursday, June 28 meeting, 7 p.m. in the city council chambers at Bandon City Hall (555 Hwy 101).  This is a change from the...

Jun
30

Kentucky Falls & North Fork Smith River Hike

June 30, 2018, Reedsport

Kentucky Falls. | Photo by John Newkirk, Flickr

The South Coast Striders will be leading either a short hike, or longer hike, depending on personal preferance, on June 30th. The group will meet at the Dune Information Center (855 Highway Ave, Reedsport, OR) parking lot in Reedsport at 7:30...

Jul
10

Green Crab Seminar

July 10, 2018

European green crab. | Photo courtesy of University of Washington

The Washington Invasive Species Council, concerned about the first spotting of an invasive European green crab in their inland waters, has set up a webinar to help citizens learn how to identify and report this invader.  Since...

Aug
22

Coastal Economic Summit

August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018, Lincoln

 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

For the seventh year, the Oregon Coastal Caucus (state legislators from coastal districts) is hosting an “economic summit” devoted to coastal issues.  Co-sponsor this year is the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz.  The event...

Sep
14

CoastWalk NCLC Benefit

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Walkers taking part in the 2017 version of CoastWatch Oregon.
Walkers taking part in the 2017 version of CoastWatch Oregon.

Registration is open for the third annual CoastWalk Oregon, a fundraiser for North Coast Land Conservancy, set for Sept. 14 to 1. This year’s theme, “Two Capes, Two Bays, Three Days,” refers to the stretch of coastline...

Past Events

Jun
16

Eel Lake Hike & Picnic

June 16, 2018, Lakeside

Tugman State Park. | Photo courtesy from South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders are hosting a hike with a picnic at Eel Lake (Tugman State Park, 72549 US-101, Lakeside, OR) on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 10 a.m.

This experience can be appropriate for paddlers as well as hikers....

Jun
16

Veva Stansell Tribute Weekend

June 16, 2018, Gold Beach

Siskiyou Field Institute will sponsor a series of workshops in honor of renowned botanist Veva Stansell, in collaboration with Kalmiopsis Audubon. There will be a free presentation on Friday night at Pistol River Friendship Hall about Veva, her influence,...

Jun
14

Water Needs Discussion

June 14, 2018, Newport

Photo courtesy from Mid Coast Watershed Council

The Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership, Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation, Hatfield Marine Science Center, City of Newport, and the Oregon Water Resources Department will host a panel on meeting the water needs of the mid-coast region....

Jun
13

Forestry Monitoring Workshop

June 13, 2018, Nehalem

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection are sponsoring a forestry and pesticide monitoring workshop on Wednesday, June 13, from 5:40 to 7:30 p.m. at the North County Recreation District building (36155 9th St. in...

Jun
9

Get Outdoors Oregon Day

June 9, 2018

“Oregonians have invested in land conservation to protect special places and our quality of life. Land trusts help maintain open space, clean water, clean air, working forests, working farms, and places for wildlife to thrive,” said Kelley Beamer, executive director of the Coalition of...

Jun
8

World Oceans Day Hike

June 8, 2018, North of Manzanita

“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea” - Sylvia Earle.

Experience the connection between land and sea during the upcoming World Oceans Day Hike to the summit of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain (South trailhead) in Oswald West State Park on June 8, at...

Jun
7

Mussel Conservation Talk

June 7, 2018, Newport

Freshwater mussels. | Photo from MidCoast Watershed Council

The MidCoast Watersheds Council invites the public to a talk on a little-known aspect of aquatic habitat conservation—the state of freshwater mussels.  On Thursday, June 7, they are offering a presentation by Emilie Blevins,...

Jun
7

Marbled Murrelet Decision

June 7, 2018, Baker City

Marbled murrelet in flight. | Photo by Harold Moses
Marbled murrelet in flight. | Photo by Harold Moses

At it's upcoming meeting on Thursday, June 7, in Baker City, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adoption of new rules known as “survival guidelines” to protect Marbled Murrelets on state-owned, managed, or leased lands....

May
26

Birding at Alder Creek Farm

May 26, 2018, Nehalem

Heron at Alder Creek Farm. | Photo from Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Heron at Alder Creek Farm. | Photo from Lower Nehalem Community Trust

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust  is hosting a birding event at Alder Creek Farm (35955 Underhill Lane in Nehalem) on May 26, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., for everyone from  experienced “birders” to those just learning the joys...

May
24

Tsunami Resilience Lecture

May 24, 2018, Newport

Photo by Portland Photographic Society

Preparing the region for the inevitable "Big One"--a tectonic earthquake and subsequent tsunami--will be the subject of a talk by Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, on Thursday, May 24,...