Land Use Events

Oct
22

Jordan Cove Eelgrass Hearing

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
24

Lecture on Estuary Habitat Loss

October 24, 2019, Newport

Yaquina Bay marsh.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Wetland ecologist Laura Brophy will speak on “Insights into estuary habitat loss in the western United State using a new method for mapping maximum extent of tidal wetlands" on Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at the...

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

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...

Sep
24

Meeting on Coping with Climate Change

September 24, 2019, Waldport

Alsea Bay entrance and Waldport's downtown to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Local citizens concerned about the coming effects of climate change have organized a meeting to discuss how to mitigate such changes in Waldport.  The event, free and open to all, will take place on Tuesday, Sept....

Sep
24

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

Tanoak suffering from sudden oak disease.\Photo courtesy of Tree Solutions.

To learn more about a plant disease affecting south coast forests, attend “What’s New in Sudden Oak Death Research?”, a workshop led by Everett Hansen taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Pistol...

Sep
24

Jordan Cove Eelgrass Hearing

September 24, 2019, Coos Bay

Eelgrass.\Photo by York Johnson.

In pursuit of its proposal to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project is requesting approval of an Estuarine Permit #187-19-000035-PLNG to authorize development of an “Eelgrass Mitigation...

Sep
24

Hearing on Elliott State Forest

September 24, 2019, Portland

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists from throughout the state rallied a couple of years ago to prevent sale of the Elliott State Forest for logging.  The public now has a say in the Elliott’s future.  A public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Portland provides an opportunity to speak up...

Sep
21

Sitka Marsh Tour

September 21, 2019, Nehalem

Sitka Marsh in Nehalem.\Photo by Roger Ross.

Wildlife biologist Nancy Hoffman will lead a tour of Sitka Marsh on Nehalem Bay on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.  The walk begins at the end of Tohl Road in Nehalem. 

This area is within the conservation lands held by the Lower Nehalem...

Sep
19

Talk on Forest Restoration

September 19, 2019, Astoria

The Forest Visions Project logo.

Ed Kerns, former logger turned environmental activist, will speak in Astoria on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30), in Columbia Hall, Room 219, at Clatsop Community College (1651 Lexington Ave.). The event, free and open to all, is sponsored by...

Sep
10

Water Quality Talk

September 10, 2019, Siletz

 

Siletz riverscape.\Photo by Dennis White.
The public is invited to the Siletz Watershed Council’s fall quarterly meeting for a talk on water quality, specifically about the Siletz watershed but potentially applicable anywhere.  Ryan Shojinaga, a water quality analyst with the state’s...