Land Use Events

Mar
24

OWEB Listening Session

March 24, 2017, Newport,

Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.
Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is kicking of a year-long strategic planning process with a series of “listening sessions” around the state.  These give citizens concerned about watershed management, watershed...

Apr
12

Geology Talk on Haystack Rock

April 12, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Geologist Tom Horning will discuss the geological origins of Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock in a talk sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock (which supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program of the city of Cannon...

Apr
19

Lecture on Beavers

April 19, 2017, Seaside

 Kate Holleran.
Kate Holleran.

As humans have come to understand and value the critical role of wetlands in healthy ecosystems, beavers—the world’s greatest wetland engineers—are finally getting the respect they deserve. Scientist Kate Holleran will discuss returning beavers to our landscapes and living...

Past Events

Mar
21

Jordan Cove Open House

March 21, 2017, North Bend,

No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.
No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.

The Jordan Cove Energy Project, having been denied a permit to build an LNG export facility on the North Spit of Coos Bay, has launched its bid for a permit all over again, hoping for a different result from the Trump...

Mar
20

Virtual OWEB Listening Session

March 20, 2017

Rogue River. Photo by Dennis White.
Rogue River. Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is kicking of a year-long strategic planning process with a series of “listening sessions” around the state.  These give citizens concerned about watershed management, watershed councils and the restoration...

Mar
16

Photographic Tour of Wildlife Refuges

March 16, 2017, Newport

Kelp beds at Crook Point. Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp beds at Crook Point, part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. Photo by Roy Lowe.

With public lands under attack at both the federal and state level, a reminder of the value and beauty of those lands is timely.  The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists will host “A Photographic Journey into...

Mar
2

Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....

Feb
28

Comment Deadline for North Fork Smith

February 28, 2017, Brookings

Baldface Creek, North Fork Smith tributary. Photo by Jon Parmentier.
Baldface Creek, a tributary of the North Fork Smith. Photo by Jon Parmentier.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s...

Feb
23

Elliott Forest Lobby Day

February 23, 2017, Salem

 Elliott State Forest.
Elliott State Forest.

A wide range of groups concerned about preserving public lands are collaborating to sponsor an Elliott State Forest Lobby Day in Salem on Thursday, February 23.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The exact location where activists will gather for background...

Feb
22

Brookings Hearing on North Fork Smith

February 22, 2017, Brookings

North Fork Smith River. Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.
North Fork Smith River. Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s anti-degradation...

Feb
21

Hearing on North Fork Smith River

February 21, 2017, Portland

North Fork Smith River. Photo by J.R. Weir.
North Fork Smith River. Photo by J.R. Weir.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s anti-degradation regulations...

Feb
15

Seaside Talk on Salmon Survival

February 15, 2017, Seaside

Derek Wiley with research subject.
Derek Wiley with research subject.

Research biologist Derek Wiley of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the latest findings on fish behavior and survival in a talk at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15. His “Life in the...

Feb
14

Elliott State Forest Hearing

February 14, 2017, Salem

 Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.
Scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

The State Land Board will hold another hearing on the fate of the Elliott State Forest on Tuesday, February 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at Department of State Lands headquarters (775 Summer St. N.E. in Salem). The...