Land Use Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...

Mar
2

Coastal Watershed Protection Talk

March 2, 2019, Netarts

A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.
A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will give a presentation addressing “Options for Coastal Watershed Protection” on Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Station Hall (1235 Fifth St. Loop, W.) in Netarts. ...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. He will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
9

Lecture on Corvids and People

March 9, 2019, Yachats

Corvids are known as the bird brains of the avian world. If you've spent any time watching ravens, crows, and jays you know that's true and you probably have a story to tell. Besides being smart, these birds are among the most viewable of wildlife....

Mar
14

Conservancy Management Discussion

March 14, 2019, Manzanita

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

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...

Mar
16

Lecture on Tahkenitch Landing Site

March 16, 2019, Yachats

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to one of the oldest archaeological sites along the Central Oregon Coast. Tahkenitch Landing, seven miles north of Reedsport, provides intriguing insights into how humans responded to a changing environment between 8,000 and 3,000 years before present...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

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...

Past Events

Jan
31

Panel Discussion on Forest Laws

January 31, 2019, Astoria

View from Astoria to the Columbia River estuary.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
View from Astoria to the Columbia River estuary.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Astoria’s Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane St.) will be the scene of a panel discussion on “Carbon, Water, & Community: How Strong Forest Laws Are Good for Business.”  The event takes place on Thursday, Jan. 31,...

Jan
26

North Bend Walk

January 26, 2019, North Bend

North Bend. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Explore some of the many paths and trails commonly used by the folks in North Bend both past and present. The South Coast Striders are leading a walk on Saturday January 26, at 9:30 a.m. meeting up at the Ferry Road Park parking lot (496...

Jan
25

Review of Rocky Shore Policy

January 25, 2019, Salem

 Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting Jan. 24-25 in Salem, in the Basement Hearing Room of the Agriculture Building (635 Capitol St., N.E.) in Salem.  The subjects under consideration on the first day don’t...

Jan
24

Hearing on Coquille Point Hotel

January 24, 2019, Bandon

The old Bandon Beach Motel, which would be replaced by the newly proposed hotel.\Photo by Vickie Crowley.
The old Bandon Beach Motel, which would be replaced by the newly proposed hotel.\Photo by Vickie Crowley.

Round two of the Bandon Planning Commission’s consideration of a hotel development proposed for the city’s iconic Coquille Point is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Bandon City...

Jan
23

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

January 23, 2019, Gold Beach

Sudden oak death in Curry County.
Sudden oak death in Curry County. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry

The "sudden oak death" phenomenon, caused by a plant pathogen, has been devastating oaks and other trees in Oregon and California (and elsewhere in the worldas well), and deviling forest managers.  Learn...

Jan
19

Talk on Sea Level and Estuaries

January 19, 2019, Yachats

 

High tide fills Yaquina River marshes.\Photo by Meg Reed.
High tide fills Yaquina River marshes.\Photo by Meg Reed.

Evan Hayduk, the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s restoration specialist, will speak on “How Rising Sea Levels Would Affect the Estuaries along the Central Oregon Coast” on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor...

Jan
19

Sunset Bay to Cape Arago Hike

January 19, 2019, Coos Bay

Sunset Bay (to the right) and Gregory Point.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Sunset Bay (to the right) and Gregory Point. | Photo by Alex Derr.

Join the South Coast Striders for a great hike from Sunset Bay to Arago Park on January 19, starting at 9 a.m. They will start at the Sunset Bay Day Use Area (89814 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay), and follow the trail to the...

Jan
16

Conservancy Management Discussion

January 16, 2019, Seaside

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

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 private land...