Land Use Events

Aug
20

DEQ Jordan Cove Comment Deadline

August 20, 2018

Proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's concept.\Photo courtesy of JCEP.
Proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's concept.\Photo courtesy of JCEP.

Oregon Shores has made commenting in opposition to a water quality permit for the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) project and its associated pipeline a major priority this summer.  But individuals can...

Aug
20

Corps of Engineers Jordan Cove Comment Deadline

August 20, 2018

Proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, artist's conception.\Image courtesy of JCEP.
Proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, artist's conception.\Image courtesy of JCEP.

Clean Water Act permits for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and its associated Pacific Connector pipeline are being simultaneously considered at the federal level by the U.S. Army Corps of...

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...

Aug
24

Wild & Scenic Rivers Celebration

August 24, 2018, Gold Beach

Kayakers On Coquille River. | Photo from Coquille River Water Trail
Kayakers On Coquille River. | Photo from Coquille River Water Trail

Mark your calendars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of America's Wild and Scenic Rivers program! Co-sponsored by Kalmiopsis Audubon, Wild Rivers Land Trust, Curry Watersheds Partnership, and Rogue River-Siskiyou National...

Aug
29

Coastal Edge Hike

August 29, 2018, Arch Cape

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) & the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve are teaming up to sonsor a hike at Cape Falcon, in Oswald West State Park (Cape Arch, OR). Join Chrissy Smith, outreach coordinator for the Friends of...

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...

Sep
27

Cascade Head Public Open House

September 27, 2018, Lincoln City

Cascade Head trail. | Photo by Dennis White
Cascade Head trail. | Photo by Dennis White

The Cascade Head Scenic Research Area Coordination Team invites the public to help develop a proposal for a sustainable trails plan for the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Community members are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about...

Oct
4

Tillamook Master Recycler Training

October 4, 2018, Tillamook

 Tillamook Master Recyclers at work on the beach.
Tillamook Master Recyclers at work on the beach.

Volunteers are sought for Tillamook County’s Master Recycler Team.  A training session has been organized for this fall.  Actually, three sessions:  Thursday, Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5...

Past Events

Aug
11

Whale Sign Dedication

August 11, 2018, Newport

Don Davis Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Don Davis Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society invites the public to a community event dedicating a Whale Trail interpretative sign to be placed in Newport’s Don Davis Park (840 W. Olive St.), a good place for whale-watching.  The event is free;...

Aug
11

Two Coastal Park Hikes

August 11, 2018, Bandon

Port Orford Heads. | Courtesy of South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders invite you to join them on two short hikes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The first hike will be on the New River Trails, South of Bandon. There are about 2 1/2 miles of trails at this site, and a Nature Center.

Plan to...

Aug
8

Floras Lake Land Swap Workshop

August 8, 2018, Gold Beach

Floras Lake.
Floras Lake.

The Curry County Board of Commissioners is considering a land swap:  county-owned lands adjacent to Floras Lake in return for State Parks-owned land bordering Hwy 101.  If the exchange goes through, the county lands, which have often been the subject of development schemes, will...

Aug
4

Grass Mountain Open House

August 4, 2018, Otis

View from Grass Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Sitka Center.
View from Grass Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Sitka Center.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology has acquired an 80-acre property on Cascade Head for conservation, education, and artistic exploration.  They are showing off the new Grass Mountain acquisition on Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...

Aug
4

Let's Go Birding, Crissey Field

August 4, 2018, Brookings

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon's trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for this field trip to Crissey Field on the Winchuck estuary (south of Brookings). The group will look for songbirds in the trees, including the Golden-crowned Kinglet and Wilson...

Aug
3

Marbled Murrelet Decision

August 3, 2018, Salem

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.

At their Aug. 3 meeting in Salem, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adoption of new rules known as “Advisory Survival Guidelines” to protect Marbled Murrelets on state-owned, managed, or leased lands. Meeting materials...

Aug
3

Seabird Science Hike

August 3, 2018, Arch Cape

 Earlier seabird-oriented hike to Devil's Cauldron.
Earlier seabird-oriented hike to Devil's Cauldron.

A family friendly hike with a focus on seabirds is being co-hosted by the Friends of Cape Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland on Friday, Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.. The public is invited to join an easy hike of...

Aug
2

Beaver Talk and Films

August 2, 2018, Newport

Beaver dam.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.
Beaver dam.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

Beavers and their dams create numerous benefits for salmon, water quantity, and water quality; they are known as ecosystem engineers. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding about beavers, and their activity can create problems...

Jul
28

Update on People's Tribunal

July 28, 2018, Yachats

Fracking wastewater.
Fracking wastewater.

The public is offered an opportunity to hear how and why the Tribunal was conducted and what its outcomes have been thus far. Yachats Academy of Arts and Science is sponsoring.

Dr. Tom Kerns is making a presentation in Yachats this Saturday, July 28. 6:30 p.m. at...

Jul
28

Sustainable Gardening Lessons

July 28, 2018, Nehalem

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) will host an open garden day at Alder Creek Farm (35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem) as part of the Explore Nature series of public nature-oriented events. This will take place on July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Any and all are invited to join in for...