Land Use Events

Feb
27

New Old Growth Talk

February 27, 2021

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers Series, now online, features a talk on “It’s Not All about Old Trees—An Introduction to the New Old Growth Forest,” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27.  The speaker is Vicki Penwell, Director of the Cape Perpetua...

Mar
1

Webinar on Tidal Swamps

March 1, 2021

Tidal spruce swamp.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust sponsors a webinar on “Tidal Swamps:  Secret Forests of the Oregon Coast,” by Laura Brophy, on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all, but participation in...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Past Events

Nov
5

Facebook Drilling Comment Deadline

November 5, 2020

Facebook's onshore drilling site in Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Edmund Ruttledge.

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has opened a public review and comment period for Edge Cable Holdings LLC’s encroachment easement application. “Edge Cable” is in reality Facebook.  Members of the public...

Nov
1

Dellenback Dunes Hike

November 1, 2020, Lakeside

View of the Dellenback Dunes.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are offering a free hike on the Dellenback Dunes trail on Sunday, Nov. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The hike is limited to 15 people, but if there is enough demand and additional leaders volunteer, more...

Oct
31

Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...

Oct
29

Water Year Recap and Outlook

October 29, 2020

Lower Alsea River.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

For those who pay attention to water supplies and hydrology, the new year just started—the Water Year, that is.  Anyone interested is invited to the second day of the  Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook...

Oct
19

Webinar on Climate-Friendly Communities

October 19, 2020

Seaside during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) has initiated rulemaking to implement parts of Gov. Brown’s executive order on reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The department is offering a webinar on Monday, Oct. 19, 2-3:30...

Oct
10

Blacklock Point Hike

October 10, 2020, Port Orford

Blacklock Point.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

Blacklock Point in Curry County is one of the rocky shore habitats that Oregon Shores is currently working to protect.  (For more information, see our website, https://oregonshores.org/ocean.)  So it is good timing that the South Coast...

Sep
27

Humbug Hike

September 27, 2020

Humbug Mountain.\Photo courtesy of the South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are offering a hike to some of the best views on the coast on Sunday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The objective:  Humbug Mountain and its vantage point along the Curry County coast.  Note that this...

Sep
25

Climate Plan Webinar

September 25, 2020

King tide washes up against Coquille, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation...

Sep
24

LCDC Considers Climate Policies

September 24, 2020

King tide, a preview of climate change, floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) with take up rulemaking with regard to its “Climate-Friendly” and “Equitable Communities” initiatives at its next...

Sep
10

Virtual Tour of Oregon Coast Trail

September 10, 2020

It's good to see Bonnie's back. The author starts on the Oregon Coast Trail at the Columbia jetty.

The Oregon Coast Trail is a border-to-border hiking route first proposed about 50 years ago and first declared “hikeable” in the 1980s. But it remains a work in progress. And people have...