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

Jan
25

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership Meeting

January 25, 2017, Newport

Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.
Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.

The Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership, engaging cities, water districts, state agencies, tribes, and other entities, has been convened to study the area’s water needs.  The group’s meetings are public, and individuals (or new partner...

Jan
23

Meeting on State Scenic Waterways

January 23, 2017, Salem

Illinois River. Photo by Tim Palmer.
Illinois River. Photo by Tim Palmer.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to a meeting during which rivers will be considered for inclusion in the state’s Scenic Waterways program.  The event takes place on Monday, January 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon in the North...

Jan
9

Hearing on Columbia River Dams

January 9, 2017, Astoria

Woody Island in the Columbia River estuary.
Woody Island in the Columbia River estuary, near the beginning of the salmons' homeward journey. Photo by John Bauer.

On Monday, January 9, federal agencies will hold a meeting in Astoria to take feedback on their process for addressing salmon survival despite the impact of dams on the...

Jan
6

Deadline for Public Comment on Northwest Forest Plans

January 6, 2017

Forest riparian zone, Sweet Creek Falls. Photo by Dennis White.
Forest riparian zone, Sweet Creek Falls. Photo by Dennis White.

See a previous conservation calendar listing about an opportunity to comment in person on the scientific aspects of the new draft Northwest Forest Plan for the region’s national forests, on Tuesday, December 6, at a “Public...

Dec
31

Deadline to Comment on Sitka Sedge Master Plan

December 31, 2016

Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, inside the dike. Photo by Dale Harmer.
Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, inside the dike. Photo by Dale Harmer.

The draft master plan for the new Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, on the Sand Lake Spit, has been approved by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission.  The public now has a final chance to comment in the planning...

Dec
15

Astoria Rally for River Restoration

December 15, 2016, Astoria

Columbia River near Astoria. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Near Columbia River mouth (Astoria in the background), where Snake River salmon begin their river journey. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

(Note:  This event, originally scheduled for Dec. 8, was postponed due to weather.  This new schedule is tentative.  Watch this space for updated...

Dec
13

Hearing on Sale of Elliott State Forest

December 13, 2016, Salem

Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of State of Oregon.
Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of State of Oregon.

The Oregon Department of State Lands is considering sale of the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay.  The state has received a single offer to buy the 82,000 acre tract, from a consortium of Lone Rock Timber and the Cow Creek tribe. ...

Dec
10

Coastal Tectonics Lecture

December 10, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Bob Lillie.
Bob Lillie.

The geologic forces that sculpt the beautiful Oregon coast also pose threats.  Bob Lillie, an Oregon State University emeritus professor of geosciences, will discuss the connection between hazards, such as earthquakes and tsunami, and iconic coastal scenery in his talk, “Beauty...

Dec
6

Public Forum on Northwest Forest Plans

December 6, 2016, Portland

Forest riparian zone, Sweet Creek Falls. Photo by Dennis White.
Forest riparian zone, Sweet Creek Falls. Photo by Dennis White.

Those concerned about forest policy will have an opportunity to comment in person on the scientific aspects of the new draft Northwest Forest Plan for the region’s national forests.  On Tuesday, December 6, a “Public Forum for...