Land Use Events

Aug
15

Virtual Group Hike

August 15, 2020

Merchants Beach north of Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is attempting a new gambit to evade the clutches of the coronavirus.  Instead of a socially distanced hike by a group, they are promoting a “virtual group hike” by individuals.

The idea is to...

Aug
17

Comment Deadline re: Oil and Gas Policy

August 17, 2020

Oil rigs off Neahkahnie....just kidding, but this is why we need drilling regulations.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has submitted a request for a program change concerning conservation of oil and gas to the federal Office for Coastal Management.  The department wants to change and...

Aug
18

Cape Perpetua Geology Webinar

August 18, 2020

Thor's Well at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Justin Knott.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative offers a deep time experience with the webinar “A Yachats Volcano?  Understanding the Geology of the Cape Perpetua Area.”  This online presentation by geologist David Muerdter takes place at 6...

Aug
25

Webinar on Regenerative Agriculture

August 25, 2020

Dr. Ann Schmierer.

Shoreline Education for Awareness looks inland for the subject of the next webinar in their series, as they host a talk by Ann Schmierer on “Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Soil for a Healthy Planet.  This online presentation takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30...

Sep
7

Deadline for Coastal Planning Comments

September 7, 2020

Development in a risky location in Bayshore on the Alsea spit.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Oregon’s Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is the state’s federally recognized plan for managing coastal and ocean resources under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA).  An important source of funding for...

Past Events

Aug
8

South Slough Hike

August 8, 2020, Charleston

South Slough trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston (61907 Seven Devils Rd.) on Saturday, Aug. 8.  Meet at the reserve’s Interpretive Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m.  The...

Aug
6

Lampreys Online

August 6, 2020

Laurie Weitkamp.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series has moved online, but is still going strong.  On Thursday, Aug. 6, 3:30 p.m., the speaker will be Laurie Weitkamp, a Research Fisheries Biologist with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

Her topic: “All...

Jul
26

Bastendorff Bog Hike

July 26, 2020

Rocky reef offshore from Sunset Bay and viewable from this hike.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

Join the South Coast Striders in hiking Bastendorff Bog on July 26, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The hike will start in the Sunset Bay Day Use area, on Cape Arago Highway south of Charleston. ...

Jul
16

BioBlitz Training Online

July 16, 2020

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time, generally involving members of the public assisted by experts. It is a snapshot of biodiversity.  In...

Jul
11

Eel Lake Hike

July 11, 2020

Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.
Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike along the Eel Lake Trail on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at Tugman State Park, just north of Lakeside and south of Reedsport. (Turn into the park and follow the signs to the Eel...

Jun
28

Blacklock Point Hike

June 28, 2020

Blacklock Point from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The South Coast Striders are offering a hike to one of the coast’s most beautiful spots, Blacklock Point in Curry County.  The hike is limited to 15 people to allow for social distancing, but if enough people...

Jun
26

Invasive Plant Detection Training

June 26, 2020

Invasive Yellow Flag Iris.\Photo by James St. John.

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council will hold a series of online sessions this year that provide training in “Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR),” the watchwords for those hoping to nip invasive species in the bud.  The first...

Jun
25

Seminar on Beachgrass Hybrid

June 25, 2020

Beach at Bob Straub State Park, with beachgrass in the foreground.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Those who missed CoastWatch’s seminar with Rebecca Mostow on the recently discovered beachgrass hybrid that will be the focus of a new citizen science project will get another opportunity.  Mostow...