Land Use Events

Aug
18

Dual South Coast Hikes

August 18, 2019, Langlois

The New River, seen from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a “Summer Sampler” of two hikes to striking south coast sites on Sunday, Aug. 18.  The first takes place at the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).  Meet at 10 a.m. at the ACEC...

Aug
21

Coastal Economic Summit

August 21, 2019, Florence

Florence, seen from the sea.|Photo by Alex Derr.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus, made of the state legislators from the coast, is sponsoring a coastal Economic Summit, a two-day event designed to discuss the region’s economy and communities. ...

Aug
23

Lamprey Lecture

August 23, 2019, Gold Beach

Lamprey in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Biologist Stewart Reid will give a talk on the lamprey, an ancient creature, neither fish nor eel, that inhabits coastal watersheds and holds great cultural significance for Native Americans.  His talk, discussing...

Aug
27

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

August 27, 2019, Newport

The Department of Land Conservation (DLCD) has convened a focus group to review the state’s administration of its policies concerning shoreline armoring (aka beachfront protection structures), typically riprap.  This group is formally known as the Goal 18: ...

Aug
27

Coos Bay Navigability Hearing.

August 27, 2019, Coos Bay

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the channel alteration proposed by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to facilitate the use of Coos Bay by LNG (liquefied natural gas) tankers.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. in the City...

Past Events

May
18

Mayfly Festival

May 18, 2019, Coos Bay

 Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.
Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.

The Coos Watershed Association is celebrating its 25th year of caring for the Coos Bay watershed with its 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

May
14

Talk on Forest Streams

May 14, 2019, Nehalem

Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.
Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.

Mary Scurlock of the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, a long-time advocate for Oregon’s waterways, will speak on “Private Forests, Public Waters:  How and Why Oregon is Failing its Forest Streams” on Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at...

May
13

Forestry Practices Workshop

May 13, 2019, Depoe Bay

Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.
Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

Those concerned about how forestry practices affect people and nature are invited to a Clearcutting & Aerial Spray Monitoring Workshop on Monday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Depoe Bay Community Hall (220 S.E. Bay...

May
8

Conservancy Management Discussion

May 8, 2019, Cannon Beach

Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an issue that all...

May
2

Stormwater Management Discussion

May 2, 2019, Newport

Rain gardens are one of the tools for managing urban run-off.
Rain gardens are one of the tools for managing urban run-off.

While concern about fish and wildlife habitat most often focuses on upriver and rural areas, and on conditions in the ocean, cities and towns play an important role in the health of aquatic systems as well.  “Integrated...

Apr
20

Cape Arago Hike

April 20, 2019, Charleston

Cape Arago Point.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Cape Arago Point.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The South Coast Striders invite the public to join them on a hike along the Arago Pack Trail between Cape Arago Point and Shore Acres, south of Charleston.

Take a 2.5 mile, one-way trip from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail toward Simpson Reef...

Apr
18

Nehalem River Film Screening

April 18, 2019, Portland

The Nehalem's estuary, from the air during a king tide.|Photo by Briana Goodwin.
The Nehalem's estuary, from the air during a king tide. | Photo by Briana Goodwin.

Oregon Shores supports the effort to achieve State Scenic Waterway status for the north coast’s Nehalem River.  The Wild Salmon Center, which has been playing an active role in this campaign, has created a new...

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,...