Land Use Events

Feb
29

Leap Year Hike

February 29, 2020, Florence

Siltcoos Lake, from the trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike on the Siltcoos Lake Trail, making a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to the shores...

Feb
29

History Talk on Big Creek

February 29, 2020, Yachats

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek,” will discuss the campaign to preserve this area in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.  The visitor center (2400 Hwy. 101) is located about three miles south of...

Feb
29

Talk on Forest Toxicology

February 29, 2020, Rockaway Beach

Helicopter spraying chemicals on the forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection group sponsors a “Speaking Truth to Power” speaker series.  The presenter for the first of these events in 2020 will be Deke Gunderson, a professor of environmental...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Mar
7

Coastal Photography Talk

March 7, 2020, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, site of the talk.\Photo by Andre' Hagestadt.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on coastal photography by Jamie Kish, proprietor of Girl in Water Photography.  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Cape Perpetua...

Mar
14

Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be the subject of the next talk in the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. The presentation on the Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration...

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
21

Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Barred Owl.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...

May
13

Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The...

Past Events

Jan
9

Talk on Rainforests and Climate

January 9, 2020, Newport

Old growth and the Oregon Coast Trail.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A presentation on the role of forests in addressing climate problems will kick off the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s “From Ridgetop to Reef” series of “carbon speakers.”  Dominick DellaSala will speak on “Can Rainforests Save the...

Dec
31

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

December 31, 2019, Coquille

Jordan Cove (far 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 issues...

Dec
17

Talk on Water Quality Planning

December 17, 2019, Siletz

Emily-Bell Dinan.

The Siletz Stakeholder Engagement Project, addressing the Siletz River’s watershed from bay to headwaters, is the topic for the Siletz Watershed Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m. in the Siletz Public Library (225 S.E. Gaither St.).  The event is free and open...

Dec
11

Meeting on Climate Action Plan

December 11, 2019, Lincoln City

A king tide fills Siletz Bay at Lincoln City, previewing sea level rise.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Groups concerned about climate change have called a meeting for Wednesday, December 11, to work on developing a climate action plan for Lincoln County.  The meeting takes place 5:30-7 p.m. at the...

Dec
4

Presentation on Salmon River

December 4, 2019, Newport

Duncan Berry with his beloved Salmon River estuary in photo and reality.

Artist and conservationist Duncan Berry will provide a visual tour of the Salmon River’s watershed on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.).  The event, free and open to...

Dec
4

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

December 4, 2019, Coquille

Jordan Cove, top center of photo, site of the proposed LNG terminal.\Photo by Alex Derr.

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...

Nov
29

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 29, 2019, Charleston

Cape Arago Lighthouse.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Instead of getting bogged down in Black Friday shopping, join the South Coast Striders in hiking Bastendorff Bog on Nov. 29, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The hike will start in the Sunset Bay Day Use area, on Cape Arago Highway south of Charleston. ...

Nov
23

Guided Naturalist Walk

November 23, 2019, Seal Rock

Beaver Creek.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Explore Beaver Creek Marsh and Ona Beach with the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. (for about two hours).  The Beaver Creek State Natural Area, part of Brian Booth State Park, is found about a mile east on N....

Nov
21

Talk on Estuary Restoration

November 21, 2019, Newport

Salmon River marshes (during a king tide).\Photo by Kami Ellingson.

The decades-long effort to restore the Salmon River estuary will be the topic at the next meeting of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., in the meeting rooms of OSU Extension’s Lincoln...