Land Use Events

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...

Jun
27

Invasive Plants Talk

June 27, 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 on Thursday, June 27, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

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,...

Jul
23

North Bend Pipeline Hearing

July 23, 2019, North Bend

Jordan Cove in foreground, with tip of North Bend to be crossed by pipeline in the distance.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The battle against the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s attempt to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has many fronts.  One of these is Jordan...

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. ...

Past Events

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...

Mar
14

Conservancy Management Discussion

March 14, 2019, Manzanita

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

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...

Mar
13

Hearing on Floras Lake

March 13, 2019, Gold Beach

Floras Lake from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Floras Lake from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The long-sought Floras Lake land swap will be on the Curry County commissioners’ agenda when they meet on Wednesday, 9 a.m., in the County Annex Building (94235 Moore St.).  The proposal is for State Parks to swap about 33 acres at the...

Mar
12

Meeting on Spraying Strategy

March 12, 2019, Nehalem

Helicopter spraying of pesticides.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Helicopter spraying of pesticides.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP—the recently renamed Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection) hosts Lincoln County Community Rights (LCCR) for a discussion of how the latter group has addressed the...

Mar
9

Lecture on Corvids and People

March 9, 2019, Yachats

Corvids are known as the bird brains of the avian world. If you've spent any time watching ravens, crows, and jays you know that's true and you probably have a story to tell. Besides being smart, these birds are among the most viewable of wildlife. But their relationship with people and...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Bay, with Wheeler in the foreground.\Photo by Dennis White.
Nehalem Bay, with Wheeler in the foreground.\Photo by Dennis White.

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. He will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying their evening seaweed and mussel dinners at...

Mar
2

Coastal Watershed Protection Talk

March 2, 2019, Netarts

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

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will give a presentation addressing “Options for Coastal Watershed Protection” on Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Station Hall (1235 Fifth St. Loop, W.) in Netarts. ...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...