Land Use Events

Jun
25

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 25, 2019, Myrtle Creek

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
26

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 26, 2019, Medford

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
27

Invasive Plants Talk

June 27, 2019, Yachats

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

Jim Nechols, a retired professor of entomology from Kansas State University, will present two talks at noon on Thursday, June 27, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

Jul
9

Lecture on Forest Ecology

July 9, 2019, Nehalem

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

Trygve Steen, a professor of forest ecology, environmental sustainability, and photography at Portland State University, will address the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection meeting on Tuesday, July 9.  His talk,...

Jul
23

North Bend Pipeline Hearing

July 23, 2019, North Bend

Jordan Cove in foreground, with tip of North Bend to be crossed by pipeline in the distance.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The battle against the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s attempt to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has many fronts.  One of these is Jordan...

Aug
21

Coastal Economic Summit

August 21, 2019, Florence

Florence, seen from the sea.|Photo by Alex Derr.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus, made of the state legislators from the coast, is sponsoring a coastal Economic Summit, a two-day event designed to discuss the region’s economy and communities. ...

Past Events

May
26

Orca Awareness Day

May 26, 2019, Newport

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.
Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.

June is Orca Action Month, and the American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter is kicking things off a bit early on Sunday, May 26 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 Marine Science Dr. in the South Beach area of Newport), from 10 a.m....

May
24

Hearing on Rocky Shores

May 24, 2019, Salem

Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.

At its upcoming meeting Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will hold a hearing on the draft Rocky Habitat Management Strategy that the Ocean Policy Advisory Council has been developing over the past couple of...

May
22

Hearing on Territorial Sea Plan

May 22, 2019, Newport

Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.
Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will consider the newly emerging Rocky Habitat Management Strategy at its next meeting, March 23-24 in Salem.

A public hearing to give people on the coast a chance...

May
19

Rocky Peak Hike

May 19, 2019, Port Orford

Rocky Peak. | Courtesy of Southcoast Striders

The Southcaost Striders are offering a hike to Rocky Peak on Sunday May 19. They will be meeting and caravanning from Battle Rock Park lot at 9:30 a.m. sharp. They are offering two hikes, one hard and one less difficult.

The harder hike: Reg...

May
18

Mayfly Festival

May 18, 2019, Coos Bay

 Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.
Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.

The Coos Watershed Association is celebrating its 25th year of caring for the Coos Bay watershed with its 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

May
14

Talk on Forest Streams

May 14, 2019, Nehalem

Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.
Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.

Mary Scurlock of the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, a long-time advocate for Oregon’s waterways, will speak on “Private Forests, Public Waters:  How and Why Oregon is Failing its Forest Streams” on Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at...

May
13

Forestry Practices Workshop

May 13, 2019, Depoe Bay

Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.
Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

Those concerned about how forestry practices affect people and nature are invited to a Clearcutting & Aerial Spray Monitoring Workshop on Monday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Depoe Bay Community Hall (220 S.E. Bay...

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...

May
2

Stormwater Management Discussion

May 2, 2019, Newport

Rain gardens are one of the tools for managing urban run-off.
Rain gardens are one of the tools for managing urban run-off.

While concern about fish and wildlife habitat most often focuses on upriver and rural areas, and on conditions in the ocean, cities and towns play an important role in the health of aquatic systems as well.  “Integrated...