Land Use Events

Dec
12

Jump Off Joe Comment Deadline

December 12, 2018, Newport

 Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.
Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.

The opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed vacation of the Jump-Off Joe Road right-of-way has been extended for a week from the public hearing.  The new deadline for public testimony is...

Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
13

Western Monarch Update

December 13, 2018, Gold Beach

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. | Photo by Tracy Robillard.

Come learn what's happening with monarchs at this "Pollinator Tea Talk” by Tom Landis and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates. This talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St,...

Dec
15

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

December 15, 2018, Roseburg

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

Join the Friends of the Umpqua, a Roseburg Oregon Hiking Group, on a hike to the Tahkenitch Dunes on Saturday Dec. 15 meeting in the the Douglas County Courthouse (1036 SE Douglas Ave # 201, Roseburg) parking lot behind the old Douglas County...

Dec
18

Slietz Watershed Council Meeting

December 18, 2018, Siletz

Siletz watershed. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Daily News

The Siletz Watershed Council will be holding their quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (255 S Gaither St, Siletz).

At the meeting, two employees of the Lincoln Soil and...

Dec
22

Hall Lake & Winter Yardangs Hike

December 22, 2018, Reedsport

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday Dec. 22 meeting at 9 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). The Striders are...

Dec
23

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

December 23, 2018, Yachats

 View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground. | Photo by Gregory Henton.

This fall, join guest speakers at Cape Perpetua for free educational presentations along with the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring. Presentations will be held every Saturday from Nov. 3 to Dec. 29...

Dec
29

Archaeology Talk

December 29, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.
Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.

Archaeologists Kevin Bruce and Molly Kirkpatrick, who work for the Siuslaw National Forest, will speak on the forest's archaeological resources on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats)....

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...

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...

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

Nov
24

Lecture on Big Cats

November 24, 2018, Yachats

Mountain lion. | Photo by Dorothy Sutherland, Flickr

David Thompson give a presentation entitled "Mountain Lions, Cougars, and Panthers, Oh My!" on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 US-101, Yachats).  The talk is part of the Cape Perpetua Speakers Series.  The event...

Nov
23

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 23, 2018, Coos Bay

Bastendorff Bog Mystery Feature. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

You can Opt Outside with the South Coast Striders this Friday and join them for a hike (good for working off the Thanksgiving feast). They will do the Bastendorff Bog trail hike out and back, with some additional...

Nov
18

South Slough Trails Hike

November 18, 2018, Charleston

South Slough National Estuary Entrance.
South Slough National Estuary entrance. | Photo by Matt LeBlanc.

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for their South Slough Trails Hike on Sunday, Nov. 18. Meet them at  a.m. in the parking lot of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center...

Nov
17

Talk on Tectonics and the Pacific Northwest

November 17, 2018, Yachats

Professor Bob Lillie. | Courtesy of Bob Lillie

Geologist Bob Lillie will present "Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest" on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  His lecture is part of the...

Nov
17

Cape Arago Hike

November 17, 2018, Coos Bay

Cape Arago State Park. | Photo courtesy from Oregon's Adventure Coast

The Friends of the Umpqua hiking group invites the public to join them for a hike at Cape Arago on the Coos County coast Nov. 17. The group meets before 8 a.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the old...

Nov
15

Bandon Hotel Hearing

November 15, 2018, Bandon

 

Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.
Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.

The vexed issue of the hotel proposed for iconic Coquille Point is coming to the fore again.  Bandon’s Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a new version of the...

Nov
15

Mushroom Walk

November 15, 2018, Cannon Beach

The Ecola Creek Awareness Project is hosting a Mushroom Walk on November 7 at 11 a.m. along Ecola Creek in Cannon Beach. Dane Osis, a ranger at Fort Stevens State Park, will lead a mushroom foraging orientation walk to find and identify edible and inedible mushrooms in the Ecola Creek...

Nov
13

Know Your Rights Workshop

November 13, 2018, Nehalem

Nehalem Bay, with Wheeler in foreground.\Photo by Dennis White.
Nehalem Bay, with Wheeler in foreground.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join the Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection group for their public meeting which will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. a the North Coast Recreation District building, kitchen (36155 9th St, Nehalem)....

Nov
11

Talk on Netarts Area History

November 11, 2018, Netarts

Ocean viewed from Cape Lookout. Photo by Alex Derr.
Ocean viewed from Cape Lookout. | Photo by Alex Derr.

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS for a history program spanning the area between the headlands bookending Netarts Bay on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP here for exact meeting location. 

Park Ranger Travis Korbe of the...

Nov
10

Lecture on Climate and Salmon

November 10, 2018, Yachats

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Rebecca Flitcroft, a fish biologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station, will speak on how climate change may affect salmon on Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three...