Land Use Events

Nov
14

Talk on North Coast Ecology

November 14, 2019, Manzanita

Cape Falcon and the forests behind the cliffs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council hosts a talk by Katie Voelke, executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in...

Nov
15

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

November 15, 2019, Coquille

Aerial view of Jordan Cove (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...

Nov
16

Talk on Land-Sea Connection

November 16, 2019, Yachats

Paul Engelmeyer.

Learn about Oregon’s complex marine food web when Paul Engelmeyer, a long-time coastal conservation advocate, speaks about conservation issues and strategies and the Land-Sea Connection. Engelmeyer will give his “Grab the Bull (Kelp) by the Horns” presentation at the Cape...

Nov
17

Humbug Hike

November 17, 2019, Port Orford

View of Humbug Mountain from the north.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is offering its first-ever group trek to the top of Humbug Mt. in Curry County, south of Port Orford, on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at the Humbug Mt. trailhead.

The group...

Nov
18

Talk on Wild Fish Survival

November 18, 2019, Rockaway Beach

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

As part of its “Speaking Truth to Power” lecture series, the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection will host an educational talk by Conrad Gowell, the Native Fish Society’s Fellowship Program Director, on Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m. (doors...

Nov
20

Hearing on Proposed Mine

November 20, 2019, Gold Beach

The Pistol River near its mouth.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The would-be developer of an aggregate mining operation on the banks of the Pistol River is appealing the county planning commission’s denial of his proposal.  Oregon Shores along with many local citizens vigorously opposed the plan,...

Nov
21

Talk on Climate and Coastal Ecosystems

November 21, 2019, Newport

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

Note:  The following event conflicts with another scheduled for the same place on the same date.  We aren't yet sure whether the date or the venue will be changed.  Don't count on this information until we can update this listing.

Lincoln...

Nov
21

Talk on Estuary Restoration

November 21, 2019, Newport

Salmon River marshes (during a king tide).\Photo by Kami Ellingson.

The decades-long effort to restore the Salmon River estuary will be the topic at the next meeting of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., in the meeting rooms of OSU Extension’s Lincoln...

Nov
23

Guided Naturalist Walk

November 23, 2019, Seal Rock

Beaver Creek.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Explore Beaver Creek Marsh and Ona Beach with the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. (for about two hours).  The Beaver Creek State Natural Area, part of Brian Booth State Park, is found about a mile east on N....

Past Events

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

Dorothy Horn with research subject.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is free.

The...

Oct
10

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 10, 2019, Port Orford

Aftermath of the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County.|Photo courtesy of Curry Fire Prevention.

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Port Orford  Public...

Oct
9

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 9, 2019, Brookings

ftermath of the Chetco Bar fire in Curry County.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State Library.

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Chetco Public Library (405...

Oct
7

Hearing on Geologic Hazards

October 7, 2019, Newport

Preliminary work on the proposed development on Newport Spring Street that triggered the proposed city code change.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

At the request of Oregon Shores member Mona Linstromberg, backed by Oregon Shores, the city of Newport has been considering a change to the city’s...

Oct
5

Dune and Lake Hike

October 5, 2019, Reedsport

Rainbow leads the way in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a hike on the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, which for energetic hikers could lead on to a hike on the Threemile Lake Trail as well. The full hike will provide a window into the great diversity of...

Sep
30

Jordan Cove Land Use Hearing

September 30, 2019, Coquille

Jordan Cove and the North Spit.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The attempt by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to site an LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has generated numerous land use applications to the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend, and Coos County (as well...

Sep
28

North Coast Watershed Event

September 28, 2019, Nehalem

A day-long exploration of watersheds and watershed-related issues, “Look Up!  It’s a Watershed Moment!” has been organized by North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP).  The event takes place at the North County Recreation District building (36155 9th St.) in Nehalem, from...

Sep
24

Meeting on Coping with Climate Change

September 24, 2019, Waldport

Alsea Bay entrance and Waldport's downtown to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Local citizens concerned about the coming effects of climate change have organized a meeting to discuss how to mitigate such changes in Waldport.  The event, free and open to all, will take place on Tuesday, Sept....

Sep
24

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

Tanoak suffering from sudden oak disease.\Photo courtesy of Tree Solutions.

To learn more about a plant disease affecting south coast forests, attend “What’s New in Sudden Oak Death Research?”, a workshop led by Everett Hansen taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Pistol...