Land Use Events


Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Past Events


Lincoln County Hearing on Goal 18

June 14, 2021

Searidge Condos in Lincoln Beach, one of threatened sites.\Photo by Loren Nelson.

On Monday, June 14, at 7 PM, the Lincoln County Planning Commission will hold a live virtual public hearing on three different proposals from multiple applicants seeking a Goal 18, Implementation Requirement 5...


Eel Lake Hike

June 5, 2021, Lakeside

The Southcoast Striders offer a hike along the Eel Lake Trail—or rather, two hikes.  The shorter will be four miles out and back on a fairly level trail along the southern edge of the lake.  Those wishing even shorter hikes can turn back earlier.

The longer hike is six miles to the end of the...


Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing

May 27, 2021

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 first public airing of this controversial demand takes place in a hearing before the...


Forest Habitat Webinar

May 24, 2021


Forest pond on Grass Mountain.\Photo by Loren Nelson.
The Lower Nehalem Community Trust offers a webinar on the importance of forest habitats.  “The Impact of Forest Structure on Water Quality and Native Fish” takes place on Monday, May 24, 7 p.m.

Gabe Sheoships and Joshua Seeds will discuss...


Hike to Blacklock Point

May 22, 2021, Langlois

Blacklock Point.\Photo courtesy of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is offering a free expedition to Blacklock Point in Curry County.  As it happens, the is one of the sites that Oregon Shores is working to protect with a special Marine Conservation site designation...


Silverspot Seminar

May 20, 2021

Oregon Silverspot, at the Nestucca National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its regular research seminar series online.  On Thursday, May 20, 3:30 p.m., the seminar is “Nestucca Bay NWR:  Research and Restoration Intertwine to Save...


Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...