Land Use Events

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
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...

Past Events

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...

Feb
27

Curry County Commissioners’ Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Curry County's Rogue River, at Lex Landing.\Photo by Kelly Timchak.
Curry County's Rogue River, at Lex Landing.\Photo by Kelly Timchak.

The Curry County Board of Commissioners is holding a workshop on natural resource policy on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3-5 p.m.  Staff from various resource agencies, such as the Oregon Water Resources Department, Forest Service,...

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
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Mallard and ducklings.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Mallard and ducklings. | Photo by Roy Lowe.

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...

Feb
21

Talks on Forests and Climate Change

February 21, 2019, Astoria

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association.
Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association. | Photo by Walt Childress.

Chuck Willer and Mary Scurlock will speak about Wall Street-driven forest management in light of the climate crisis on Feb. 21; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. The event is...

Feb
21

Parks and Recreation Meeting

February 21, 2019, Independence

 Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The Parks and Recreation Commission, which oversees the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, meets Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Independence Event Center (555 S. Main St.) in Independence.  The meeting, in the conference room on the...

Feb
15

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Red-tailed hawk. | Photo by Budd Titlow

Join birders from around the world for this annual citizen science project sponsored by Cornell Lab and National Audubon. This event takes place from Feb. 15-18, and is open to all willing participants. 

To participate, identify and count birds for as...

Feb
12

Renaming Celebration

February 12, 2019, Nehalem

The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

The Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection group is no more—because it is now encompassing more territory with the new name, North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection.  The new name reflects the fact that the group works with a...

Feb
10

Winter Yardangs Hike

February 10, 2019, 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, Feb. 10, meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). Walking sticks...

Feb
9

Lecture on Native Bees

February 9, 2019, Yachats

Insect biologist Dave Gordon will introduce his audience to the diversity and natural history of bees in general during a talk slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachats).  Gordon will emphasize the species native to North...