Land Use Events

Jun
20

Invasive Plants Talk

June 20, 2019, Yachats

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

Jim Nechols, a retired professor of entomology from Kansas State University, will present two talks at noon at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest where land management...

Jun
24

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 24, 2019, Coos Bay

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  The only coastal hearing will be held Monday, June 24, 1-8...

Jun
24

Community Meeting on North Jetty Park

June 24, 2019, Florence

Mouth of the Siuslaw River; North Jetty Park is north of the river behind the dunes.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

A proposal is being considered for a change in the management of Florence’s North Jetty Park.  The land is owned by the state’s Department of State Lands (DSL) and managed by State...

Jun
25

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 25, 2019, Myrtle Creek

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
26

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 26, 2019, Medford

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jul
9

Lecture on Forest Ecology

July 9, 2019, Nehalem

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

Trygve Steen, a professor of forest ecology, environmental sustainability, and photography at Portland State University, will address the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection meeting on Tuesday, July 9.  His talk,...

Past Events

Apr
17

Hearing on Floras Lake

April 17, 2019, Gold Beach

Floras Lake.\Photo courtesy of Floras Lake House.
Floras Lake.\Photo courtesy of Floras Lake House.

The Curry County commissioners are holding a special workshop this Wednesday, April 17, at 2 pm., to consider the long-sought Floras Lake land swap.  The meeting will be held in the County Annex Building (94235 Moore St.).  The proposal is...

Apr
15

Riprap Hearing Request Deadline

April 15, 2019

The threatened house in question.\Photo by Shalom
The threatened house in question.\Photo by Shalom

Members of the public have the opportunity to request a hearing in the case of the notorious Tai Dang house in Rockaway.  Built in a location where it should never have been allowed, the structure is now threatened by erosion.  The developer...

Apr
9

Talk on Forests, Climate, and Wall Street

April 9, 2019, Nehalem

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.
Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

As part of their “Speaking Truth to Power” series of talks, the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection are hosting Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, for a presentation on “Wall Street Forests, the Climate Crisis,...

Apr
9

Hearing on Coquille Point Hotel

April 9, 2019, Bandon

Coquille Point, with the mouth of the Coquille River in the background, from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Coquille Point, with the mouth of the Coquille River in the background, from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Bandon City Council will take up the issue of the proposed hotel development at iconic Coquille Point at a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 5 p.m. in the council chambers at...

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...

Mar
21

State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan Meeting (or Webinar)

March 21, 2019, Salem

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

A Habitat Conservation Plan Public Kick-Off Meeting will be held Thursday, March 21 in Salem with options to attend in-person and via webinar. The presentation by the Oregon Department of Forestry will be from 1-3 p.m. with an informal meet-n-greet...

Mar
19

Talk on Fish Stock Status

March 19, 2019, Siletz

Biologist Paul Olmstead.
Biologist Paul Olmstead.

The Siletz Watershed Council invites the public to a talk on fish populations in the mid-coast area.  The event, the council’s quarterly meeting, takes place on Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (225 S.E. Gaither St.).  Light refreshments...

Mar
16

Owling along the Rogue

March 16, 2019, Gold Beach

Barrel Owl in Oregon.
Barrel owl in Oregon. | Photo by Chanel Hason.

Join Kalmiopsis Audubon Society tripleader Gary Maschmeyer to kick off this year’s Let’s Go Birding season with an outing to the Rogue River Walk in search of owls. This walk will take place on Saturday, March 16, at 5:45 p.m. Meet at the Gold...

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...