Land Use Events

Feb
27

New Old Growth Talk

February 27, 2021

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers Series, now online, features a talk on “It’s Not All about Old Trees—An Introduction to the New Old Growth Forest,” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27.  The speaker is Vicki Penwell, Director of the Cape Perpetua...

Mar
1

Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based...

Mar
1

Webinar on Tidal Swamps

March 1, 2021

Tidal spruce swamp.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust sponsors a webinar on “Tidal Swamps:  Secret Forests of the Oregon Coast,” by Laura Brophy, on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all, but participation in...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Past Events

Jan
13

Talk on Haystack Rock

January 13, 2021

Haystack Rock.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

As part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series, the Friends of Haystack Rock offer a webinar on the history of their eponymous geological feature.  Elaine Trucke, director of the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum for the past ten years, will...

Dec
17

Seminar on Salmonids

December 17, 2020

A salmonid (sockeye) native to the Pacific Northwest, not Chile.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s public seminar series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m., is Daniel Gomez-Uchida, Associate Professor,...

Dec
9

Eelgrass Talk

December 9, 2020

Eelgrass in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

The Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS (Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea) are sponsoring a talk about eelgrass by Tony D’Andrea.  The event, free and open to all takes place online on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

A flowering aquatic plant, eelgrass is...

Dec
3

Meeting on Big Creek Restoration

December 3, 2020

Big Creek restoration work in progress.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council, which had suspended its public meetings and speaker presentation during the pandemic period, has moved online.  The MCWC’s first virtual community meeting will take place...

Dec
3

Climate Resilience Discussion

December 3, 2020

Bluff retreat threatening infrastructure is one impact of climate change.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by offering three public online events.  The first of these, “From Cliffs to Coasts: ...

Dec
2

Webinar on Tribal Water Rights

December 2, 2020

Siuslaw River wetlands.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) is seeking a stronger role in management of water quality.  Oregon Shores strongly supports this effort.

An information webinar on this issue...

Nov
29

Elliott State Forest Comment Deadline

November 29, 2020

 

Elliott State Forest.\Photo by Greg Vaughn.

Three years ago, Oregon Shores joined dozens of other conservation and community groups in successfully opposing sale of the Elliott State Forest to private timber interests.  The State Land Board (consisting of the governor, secretary of state,...

Nov
19

Land-Sea Symposium

November 19, 2020

Rocky habitat where land meets sea at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The 8th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 19.  This year, for the usual reasons, activities will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. online rather than on the scene.

The Cape Perpetua...