Land Use Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

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

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...

Mar
2

Coastal Watershed Protection Talk

March 2, 2019, Netarts

A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.
A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will give a presentation addressing “Options for Coastal Watershed Protection” on Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Station Hall (1235 Fifth St. Loop, W.) in Netarts. ...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. He will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
9

Lecture on Corvids and People

March 9, 2019, Yachats

Corvids are known as the bird brains of the avian world. If you've spent any time watching ravens, crows, and jays you know that's true and you probably have a story to tell. Besides being smart, these birds are among the most viewable of wildlife....

Mar
14

Conservancy Management Discussion

March 14, 2019, Manzanita

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) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an issue that...

Mar
16

Lecture on Tahkenitch Landing Site

March 16, 2019, Yachats

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to one of the oldest archaeological sites along the Central Oregon Coast. Tahkenitch Landing, seven miles north of Reedsport, provides intriguing insights into how humans responded to a changing environment between 8,000 and 3,000 years before present...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

May
8

Conservancy Management Discussion

May 8, 2019, Cannon Beach

Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an issue that all...

Past Events

Feb
21

Talks on Forests and Climate Change

February 21, 2019, Astoria

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association.
Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association. | Photo by Walt Childress.

Chuck Willer and Mary Scurlock will speak about Wall Street-driven forest management in light of the climate crisis on Feb. 21; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. The event is...

Feb
21

Parks and Recreation Meeting

February 21, 2019, Independence

 Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The Parks and Recreation Commission, which oversees the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, meets Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Independence Event Center (555 S. Main St.) in Independence.  The meeting, in the conference room on the...

Feb
15

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Join birders from around the world for this annual citizen science project sponsored by Cornell Lab and National Audubon. This event takes place from Feb. 15-18, and is open to all willing participants. 

To participate, identify and count birds for as little as 15 minutes...

Feb
12

Renaming Celebration

February 12, 2019, Nehalem

The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

The Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection group is no more—because it is now encompassing more territory with the new name, North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection.  The new name reflects the fact that the group works with a...

Feb
10

Winter Yardangs Hike

February 10, 2019, Reedsport

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday, Feb. 10, meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). Walking sticks...

Feb
9

Lecture on Native Bees

February 9, 2019, Yachats

Insect biologist Dave Gordon will introduce his audience to the diversity and natural history of bees in general during a talk slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachats).  Gordon will emphasize the species native to North...

Feb
7

Talk on Monitoring Stream Habitat

February 7, 2019, Newport

Mark Stone collects scale samples from a salmon carcass as part of a spawning grounds survey. | Photo courtesy of LSWCD
Mark Stone collects scale samples from a salmon carcass as part of a spawning grounds survey. | Photo courtesy of LSWCD

For the past 22 years, the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) has been monitoring stream habitat conditions and the populations of salmon and steelhead on...

Feb
3

Jordan Cove DSL Comment Deadline

February 3, 2019

Oregon’s Department of State Lands (DSL) is considering the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s application for a removal-fill permit for its proposed LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit, and the pipeline that will carry...

Feb
2

Lecture on Oregon Coast Trail

February 2, 2019, Yachats

Connie Soper is an Oregon Coast Trail advocate and author of "Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail: 40 Consecutive Hikes from the Columbia River to the California Border." Her presentation on Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachas) will...

Feb
2

Birding at Millicoma Marsh

February 2, 2019, Coos Bay

Nutria pup at the Millicoma Marsh. | Photo by Phillip White

Join the South Coast Reserve for a day of birding at Millicoma Marsh on February 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Intermediate School on 4th Ave (260 2nd Ave, Coos Bay).

Enjoy the...