Land Use Events

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
15

Talk on Forest Streams

May 15, 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
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....

Past Events

Feb
3

Jordan Cove DSL Comment Deadline

February 3, 2019

Coos Bay's North Spit, with Roseburg Forest Product's chip export facility in foreground and Jordan Cove beyond that.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay's North Spit, with Roseburg Forest Product's chip export facility in foreground and Jordan Cove beyond that.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Oregon’s Department of State Lands (DSL) is considering the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s application for a removal-fill permit for its proposed LNG...

Feb
2

Lecture on Oregon Coast Trail

February 2, 2019, Yachats

Connie Soper is an Oregon Coast Trail advocate and author of "Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail: 40 Consecutive Hikes from the Columbia River to the California Border." Her presentation on Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachas) will...

Feb
2

Birding at Millicoma Marsh

February 2, 2019, Coos Bay

Nutria pup at the Millicoma Marsh. | Photo by Phillip White

Join the South Coast Reserve for a day of birding at Millicoma Marsh on February 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Intermediate School on 4th Ave (260 2nd Ave, Coos Bay).

Enjoy the...

Jan
31

Panel Discussion on Forest Laws

January 31, 2019, Astoria

View from Astoria to the Columbia River estuary.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
View from Astoria to the Columbia River estuary.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Astoria’s Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane St.) will be the scene of a panel discussion on “Carbon, Water, & Community: How Strong Forest Laws Are Good for Business.”  The event takes place on Thursday, Jan. 31,...

Jan
26

North Bend Walk

January 26, 2019, North Bend

North Bend. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Explore some of the many paths and trails commonly used by the folks in North Bend both past and present. The South Coast Striders are leading a walk on Saturday January 26, at 9:30 a.m. meeting up at the Ferry Road Park parking lot (496...

Jan
25

Review of Rocky Shore Policy

January 25, 2019, Salem

 Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting Jan. 24-25 in Salem, in the Basement Hearing Room of the Agriculture Building (635 Capitol St., N.E.) in Salem.  The subjects under consideration on the first day don’t...

Jan
24

Hearing on Coquille Point Hotel

January 24, 2019, Bandon

The old Bandon Beach Motel, which would be replaced by the newly proposed hotel.\Photo by Vickie Crowley.
The old Bandon Beach Motel, which would be replaced by the newly proposed hotel.\Photo by Vickie Crowley.

Round two of the Bandon Planning Commission’s consideration of a hotel development proposed for the city’s iconic Coquille Point is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Bandon City...

Jan
23

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

January 23, 2019, Gold Beach

Sudden oak death in Curry County.
Sudden oak death in Curry County. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry

The "sudden oak death" phenomenon, caused by a plant pathogen, has been devastating oaks and other trees in Oregon and California (and elsewhere in the worldas well), and deviling forest managers.  Learn...

Jan
19

Talk on Sea Level and Estuaries

January 19, 2019, Yachats

 

High tide fills Yaquina River marshes.\Photo by Meg Reed.
High tide fills Yaquina River marshes.\Photo by Meg Reed.

Evan Hayduk, the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s restoration specialist, will speak on “How Rising Sea Levels Would Affect the Estuaries along the Central Oregon Coast” on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor...