Land Use Events

Jun
24

Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing 2

June 24, 2021

The WorldMark Gleneden perches on an eroding bluff.\Photo by Dennis White.

The desire of some property owners to riprap lots in the Rockaway Beach area is leading to challenge to Oregon’s land use laws, particularly Goal 18, which guides planning for beaches and dunes.  The second public...

Jun
30

Lincoln County Hearing on Shoreline Armoring

June 30, 2021

The eroding shoreline at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Linda Fink.

Note:  The hearing described here, which was to take place May 24, has been delayed.  At present the county has stated only that it will take place in "late June," so we aren't actually sure of the date.  The new date will be...

Past Events

Jan
28

FERNS Training Session

January 28, 2020, Tillamook

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The Forest Activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System (FERNS) is a website that enables citizens to track forestry activities such as clearcutting and spraying.  Those planning such forest activities must notify of their intent...

Jan
23

Pub Talk on Terminal Land Use

January 23, 2020, Newport

NASA image of asteroid Vesta. This one missed.

We usually focus closely on the Oregon coast in covering land use matters.  Global catastrophe is a little out of our line.  Still, a cosmic collision could drastically rearrange the Oregon coast, and end land use planning (not to mention the...

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...