Land Use 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
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
13

Western Monarch Update

December 13, 2018, Gold Beach

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. | Photo by Tracy Robillard.

Come learn what's happening with monarchs at this "Pollinator Tea Talk” by Tom Landis and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates. This talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St,...

Dec
15

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

December 15, 2018, Roseburg

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

Join the Friends of the Umpqua, a Roseburg Oregon Hiking Group, on a hike to the Tahkenitch Dunes on Saturday Dec. 15 meeting in the the Douglas County Courthouse (1036 SE Douglas Ave # 201, Roseburg) parking lot behind the old Douglas County...

Dec
18

Slietz Watershed Council Meeting

December 18, 2018, Siletz

Siletz watershed. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Daily News

The Siletz Watershed Council will be holding their quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (255 S Gaither St, Siletz).

At the meeting, two employees of the Lincoln Soil and...

Dec
22

Hall Lake & Winter Yardangs Hike

December 22, 2018, Reedsport

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday Dec. 22 meeting at 9 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). The Striders are...

Dec
23

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

December 23, 2018, Yachats

 View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground. | Photo by Gregory Henton.

This fall, join guest speakers at Cape Perpetua for free educational presentations along with the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring. Presentations will be held every Saturday from Nov. 3 to Dec. 29...

Dec
29

Archaeology Talk

December 29, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.
Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.

Archaeologists Kevin Bruce and Molly Kirkpatrick, who work for the Siuslaw National Forest, will speak on the forest's archaeological resources on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats)....

Jan
16

Conservancy Management Discussion

January 16, 2019, Seaside

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

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 private land...

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...

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

Oct
20

Mushroom BioBlitz

October 20, 2018, Yachats

Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The next in a series of BioBlitzes at the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve takes place a bit inland, and is devoted to the mushroom population on the area.  BioBlitzes are one-time snapshots of biodiversity, in which volunteers and...

Oct
20

Birding at Millicoma Marsh

October 20, 2018, Coos Bay

Birding at Millicoma Marsh Trail. | Photo by J. Bragg
Great views of Coos Bay ay and one of the best birding spots will be featured in a birding experience offered by the Friends of South Slough Reserve on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open to everyone.  Participants...
Oct
20

Bullards Beach Hike

October 20, 2018, Bandon

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a 5.4 mile hike along the trails at Bullards Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. Meet them in the parking lot across from the Meeting Hall Yurt inside...

Oct
18

Elk River Salmon Seminar

October 18, 2018, Port Orford

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond

A seminar on the cherished but threatened salmon runs in the Elk River is sponsored by Oregon State University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Northwest Fisheries...

Oct
10

Oregon Dunes Talk

October 10, 2018, Eugene

Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.
Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.

Dina Pavlis, perhaps Oregon’s leading dunes maven (and a CoastWatcher and Oregon Shores member), will lecture on the landscape of the Oregon Dunes in Eugene on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. at the Claim 52 Brewing and...

Oct
9

Panel Discussion on Pesticides

October 9, 2018, Nehalem

Aerial spraying over Oregon forests.
Aerial pesticide spraying over Oregon forests. | Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection's regular meeting on Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. will feature a round table discussion pertaining to the the health dangers of pesticide usage in industrial...

Oct
7

Book Reading

October 7, 2018, Cape Meares

 

Author Rob Freedman, surfing at Cape Meares.
Author Rob Freedman, surfing at Cape Meares.

Cape Meares resident (and Oregon Shores member) Robert  “Butch” Freedman will be reading from his new book, Beach Bum: A Life in Pieces, Oct. 7, 2 pm at the Cape Meares Community Center, 5690 4th St NW.  The memoir is a series of connected...

Oct
7

Tahkenitch Dunes Hikes

October 7, 2018, Gardiner

Tahkenitch Dunes Trail. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the Southcoast Striders for a hike through the dunes with two options, a long hike or a short hike, on Oct. 7.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tahkenitch Dunes Trailhead Day Use Parking Lot (Milepost marker 204 off of Highway 101,...