Land Use Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

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...

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. ...

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...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

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 event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

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....

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
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...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

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...

Past Events

Dec
12

Jump Off Joe Comment Deadline

December 12, 2018, Newport

 Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.
Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.

The opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed vacation of the Jump-Off Joe Road right-of-way has been extended for a week from the public hearing.  The new deadline for public testimony is...

Dec
8

Blossom Gulch Hike

December 8, 2018, Coos Bay

Blossom Gulch. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for their Blossom Gulch and Beyond hike on Saturday Dec. 8 meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Blossom Gulch Elementary School (333 S 10th St., Coos Bay). There will be two hike options, a long one and a short...

Dec
6

Erosion Control with Native Plants Workshop

December 6, 2018, Newport

Join a collaboratively organized workshop with the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservaiton District (LSWCD) alongside the OSU Extension Service that will be addressing erosion control with native plants. This free workshop will take place on Thursday, December 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m at the...

Dec
5

Invasive Species Symposium

December 5, 2018, Corvallis

Gorse, a major invasive species problem on the coast.\Photo by Lloyd Maxfield.
Gorse, a major invasive species problem on the coast.\Photo by Lloyd Maxfield.

The Oregon Interagency Noxious Weed Symposium provides the state’s resource agency personnel a chance to check in with each other on how they are addressing invasive plant problems, and a chance for the public to...

Dec
5

County Road Vacation Hearing

December 5, 2018, Newport

 Site of proposed Spring St. development.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.
Site of proposed Spring St. development.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

The would-be developer of housing on a landslide-prone bluff along Newport’s Spring St., a proposal that Oregon Shores has strongly opposed, has asked Lincoln County to vacate a portion of Jump Off Joe County Road (County Road...

Dec
1

Cascade Head Ecology Workshop

December 1, 2018, Otis

Phillip Johnson's view when the idea for CoastWatch came to him.\Photo by Dennis White.
The view from Cascade Head, looking south. | Photo by Dennis White.

Join Bruce Byers, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology's current Howard L McKee Ecology Resident, to learn about the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve - one of an international network of 686 biosphere reserves in the United...

Nov
29

Talk on Oregon’s Coastal Rivers

November 29, 2018, Gold Beach

Tim Palmer
Tim Palmer

Author and photographer Tim Palmer will offer a special slide show presentation on Oregon’s coastal rivers.   His talk takes place on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Palmer, a Port Orford resident, has...

Nov
28

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 28, 2018, Brookings

llinois River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.
llinois River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Chetco Public Library (450 Alder St.) in Brookings.  The talk, sponsored by the Kalmiopsis...

Nov
27

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 27, 2018, Port Orford

 Author Tim Palmer in the field.
Author Tim Palmer in the field.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Port Orford Public Library (1421 Oregon St,).  The talk, sponsored by the Kalmiopsis Audubon...

Nov
26

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 26, 2018, Bandon

Sanderson's Island on the Rogue River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.
Sanderson's Island on the Rogue River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Bandon Public Library (1204 11th St., S.W.).  The talk is free and open to...