Land Use Events


Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022


Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...


Shoreline Access Survey

June 30, 2022


Muriel Ponsler Wayside.
Muriel Ponsler Wayside.\Photo courtesy of 100 Steps.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has begun a study of public access to Oregon’s public shore.  With more and more people visiting the coast, and many private owners seeking ways to exclude the public, this is an increasingly...


Guided Netarts Spit Walk--Now Full

July 1, 2022, Netarts

Netarts Spit.
Netarts Spit from Anderson's viewpoint.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

An opportunity to explore the Netarts Spit and learn about its natural history is offered by the Friends of Netarts Spit WEBS and Portland Audubon, along with Oregon State Parks.  The beachwalk begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 1,...

Past Events


Talk on Streamside Zones

May 5, 2022

Stream restoration site
A MidCoast Watersheds Council stream restoration site

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a presentation on “Streamside Zones with Benefits: Biodiversity, Carbon, and Beyond” at its meeting on May 5, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Dr. Kristen Dybala, Principal...


Sea Floor Working Group Meets

May 2, 2022

Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.
Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Ocean Policy Advisory Council are jointing embarking on a review of the state’s Territorial Sea Plan Part Four:  Uses of the Sea Floor. ...


Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022


Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...


Colebrook Rock Hike

April 22, 2022, Gold Beach


Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site
Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site.\Photo by Rich Nawa.

KS Wild, our partners in opposing the Oregon Department of Development’s rush to develop the proposed Colebrook Quarry, are organizing a hike to Colebrook Rock, along Hunter Creek just south of Gold Beach in Curry County.  It...


Conference on Sea Otters and Place

April 16, 2022, Coos Bay


Chief Don Ivy
The late Chief Don Ivy.\Photo by Morgan Rector.

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series continues for the 2021-22 academic year with a series of talks covering “Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast,” a conference...


Deadline for Drone Comments

April 15, 2022

Drone flying over the shoreline
Drone flying over the shoreline.\Photo courtesy of SeaGoingGreen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is drafting regulations for the use of drones in state parks—and that would include the entire Oregon shoreline, since OPRD manages it. 

The public has through 5 p.m. on April...


Parks and Rec Drone Hearing

April 13, 2022, Silverton


Drone being used for research
Drone being used for research.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a hearing on regulations for drones in state parks and along the ocean shore at its Wednesday, April 13 meeting.  The meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m. 



Talk on Tidal Wetlands

April 7, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council offers a look at the past, present, and future of the Yaquina estuary’s wetlands during their next community meeting, on Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. The online event is free and open to all. The speaker is Laura Brophy, who is the...


Colebrook Quarry Comment Deadline

April 4, 2022


Hunter Creek, potentially threatened by quarry
Hunter Creek, potentially threatened by quarry.\Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers

The deadline for public comments on the proposed Colebrook Quarry in Curry County is April 4, at the close of the business day.

Oregon Shores has joined other conservation groups in raising serious questions...