Land Use Events

Feb
29

Leap Year Hike

February 29, 2020, Florence

Siltcoos Lake, from the trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike on the Siltcoos Lake Trail, making a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to the shores...

Feb
29

History Talk on Big Creek

February 29, 2020, Yachats

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek,” will discuss the campaign to preserve this area in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.  The visitor center (2400 Hwy. 101) is located about three miles south of...

Feb
29

Talk on Forest Toxicology

February 29, 2020, Rockaway Beach

Helicopter spraying chemicals on the forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection group sponsors a “Speaking Truth to Power” speaker series.  The presenter for the first of these events in 2020 will be Deke Gunderson, a professor of environmental...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Mar
7

Coastal Photography Talk

March 7, 2020, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, site of the talk.\Photo by Andre' Hagestadt.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on coastal photography by Jamie Kish, proprietor of Girl in Water Photography.  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Cape Perpetua...

Mar
14

Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be the subject of the next talk in the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. The presentation on the Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration...

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
21

Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Barred Owl.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...

May
13

Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The...

Past Events

Nov
7

Talk on Improving Streams

November 7, 2019, Newport

Dr. Chris Jordan in his natural habitat.

The reintroduction of beavers and large woody debris as a means of improving streams and creating more resilient watersheds will be the focus of a talk sponsored by MidCoast Watersheds Council on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts...

Nov
7

Marbled Murrelet Seminar

November 7, 2019, Newport

Marbled Murrelet on the next.\Photo by Brett Lovelace.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series, wildlife biologist Jim Rivers will speak on research focused on the elusive and threatened Marbled Murrelet.  Dr. Rivers speaks at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the...

Nov
7

Mushroom Walk

November 7, 2019, Cannon Beach

 

Turkey tail mushrooms.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Dane Osis, a ranger at Fort Stevens State Park, will lead a mushroom foraging orientation walk in the Ecola Creek Forest Reserve on Thursday, Nov. 7, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at the east end of Elk Creek Rd. in Cannon Beach.  The event, free...

Nov
6

Coastal Prairie Restoration Day

November 6, 2019, Gearhart

Henderson's Angelica.\Photo courtesy of NCLC.

We don’t usually list restoration projects in our online calendar, because there are so many that take place along coastal streams and rivers—we would be overwhelmed.  But we’ll make an exception for an upcoming volunteer restoration activity...

Nov
2

Dunes Restoration Talk

November 2, 2019, Yachats

Volunteers removing Scotch broom in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Brian Saunders, communications and outreach coordinator for the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative (ODRC), along with other ODRC staff, will provide a presentation on dunes restoration and the ODRC organization...

Nov
1

Public Coastal Planning Policy Meeting

November 1, 2019, Bandon

Shoreline at Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is going through a five-year update of its planning and policies.  As part of this process, OCMP is holding public listening sessions, at which concerned members of the public can provide suggestions...

Oct
30

Hearing on Pacific City Parking

October 30, 2019, Tillamook

The heavily trafficked beach at Cape Kiwanda.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The Tillamook County Commissioners have been wrestling with the parking problems of the Pacific City area.  These problems primarily manifest during summers.  The plan seeks to ameliorate the impacts of congestion and...

Oct
26

Last Birdwalk

October 26, 2019, Gold Beach

Chestnut-backed chickadee.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Kalmiopsis Audubon’s last bird-watching field trip of the season is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Trip leader Gary Maschmeyer will lead this expedition on the Jim Hunt Loop along the Rogue River.  Meet him at 8:45 a.m. at the Gold Beach...