Land Use Events

Oct
19

Dellenback Dunes Hike

October 19, 2019, Lakeside

Dunes traversed by the Dellenback Trail.

The Southcoast Striders invite the public to explore the Oregon dunes via the Dellenback Dunes Trail.  The hike takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the trailhead next to the S. Eel Creek Campground, near Lakeside (about 15 miles...

Oct
19

Guided Naturalist Walk

October 19, 2019, Newport

Dowitchers.\Photo by Peter Pearsall, USFWS.

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a guided nature walk on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 to about 11 a.m., which will explore both the Yaquina Bay shoreline and the south jetty.  Meet in the visitor center parking lot at the Hatfield Marine...

Oct
19

Fossil Field Trip

October 19, 2019, Netarts

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) host a fossil field trip on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 9 a.m.  Exact location for the start of the field trip revealed to those who RSVP.

To quote WEBS:  “Digging deep into the Netarts Bay area helps us...

Oct
22

Jordan Cove LNG project

October 22, 2019, Coos Bay

Eelgrass.\Photo by York Johnson.
As part of its plan to construct an LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility on Coos Bay’s North Spit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposes to dredge up eelgrass beds that are crucial to the estuarine ecosystem, and then develop new eelgrass beds elsewhere (as...
Oct
26

Last Birdwalk

October 26, 2019, Gold Beach

Chestnut-backed chickadee.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Kalmiopsis Audubon’s last bird-watching field trip of the season is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Trip leader Gary Maschmeyer will lead this expedition on the Jim Hunt Loop along the Rogue River.  Meet him at 8:45 a.m. at the Gold Beach...

Nov
1

Public Coastal Planning Policy Meeting

November 1, 2019, Bandon

Shoreline at Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is going through a five-year update of its planning and policies.  As part of this process, OCMP is holding public listening sessions, at which concerned members of the public can provide suggestions...

Nov
2

Dunes Restoration Talk

November 2, 2019, Yachats

Volunteers removing Scotch broom in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Brian Saunders, communications and outreach coordinator for the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative (ODRC), along with other ODRC staff, will provide a presentation on dunes restoration and the ODRC organization...

Nov
6

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

November 6, 2019, Coquille

Aerial view of Jordan Cove (left of photo).\Photo by Rena Olson.

Oregon Shores has been engaged in a wide range of local land use issues relating to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational corporation Pembina seeks to build on Coos Bay’s North Spit.  These...

Nov
7

Talk on Improving Streams

November 7, 2019, Newport

Dr. Chris Jordan in his natural habitat.

The reintroduction of beavers and large woody debris as a means of improving streams and creating more resilient watersheds will be the focus of a talk sponsored by MidCoast Watersheds Council on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts...

Nov
9

Elliott Forest Mushroom Hike

November 9, 2019, Coos Bay

Elliott State Forest.\Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

Oregon Shores joined conservationists throughout the state in successfully opposing a plant that would have sold off the Elliott State Forest for logging.  The state held onto it, and planning is underway for its future. ...

Past Events

Oct
16

Parking Plan Town Hall

October 16, 2019, Pacific City

horeline armoring (both riprap and seawalls) dominates the Lincoln City shoreline.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners has organized a Town Hall concerning the controversial Pacific City/Woods Parking Management Plan.  The session takes place on Wednesday, Oct....

Oct
16

Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.

The coast may depend on visitors economically, but environmentally, tourism can have a major impact.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring a workshop on “Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine...

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

Dorothy Horn with research subject.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is free.

The...

Oct
10

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 10, 2019, Port Orford

Aftermath of the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County.|Photo courtesy of Curry Fire Prevention.

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Port Orford  Public...

Oct
9

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 9, 2019, Brookings

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Chetco Public Library (405 Alder St.) in Brookings.  The free public...

Oct
7

Hearing on Geologic Hazards

October 7, 2019, Newport

Preliminary work on the proposed development on Newport Spring Street that triggered the proposed city code change.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

At the request of Oregon Shores member Mona Linstromberg, backed by Oregon Shores, the city of Newport has been considering a change to the city’s...

Oct
5

Dune and Lake Hike

October 5, 2019, Reedsport

Rainbow leads the way in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a hike on the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, which for energetic hikers could lead on to a hike on the Threemile Lake Trail as well. The full hike will provide a window into the great diversity of...

Sep
30

Jordan Cove Land Use Hearing

September 30, 2019, Coquille

Jordan Cove and the North Spit.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The attempt by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to site an LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has generated numerous land use applications to the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend, and Coos County (as well...

Sep
28

North Coast Watershed Event

September 28, 2019, Nehalem

A day-long exploration of watersheds and watershed-related issues, “Look Up!  It’s a Watershed Moment!” has been organized by North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP).  The event takes place at the North County Recreation District building (36155 9th St.) in Nehalem, from...