Land Use Events

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
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
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
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
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,...

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...

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
9

Lecture on Native Bees on Pollinating Native Plants

February 9, 2019, Yachats

Insect biologist, Dave Gordon, will introduce the audience to the diversity and natural history of bees in general, emphasizing the species native to North America (Honey bees were introduced to the New World). Displays of pinned specimens, posters, short movie clips, and slide...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life at Cape Perpetua

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of Cape Perpetua from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. Dick will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying their evening seaweed and mussel dinners at Cape...

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, People and Threatened Species in Siuslaw National Forest

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. But their relationship with people and...

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...

May
8

Conservancy Management Discussion

May 8, 2019, Cannon Beach

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...

Past Events

Jan
7

Rally and Public Hearing on LNG Pipeline

January 7, 2016, North Bend

Photo of \"No Pipeline\" banner in front of coastal forest.
One potential Achilles’ heel for the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit is the need for dredge-and-fill permits from the state.  The project, including its associated pipeline, will have a massive impact on the Coos Bay estuary, due to dredging...
Jan
6

Rally and Public Hearing on LNG Pipeline

January 6, 2016, Medford

Photo of \"No Pipeline\" banner in front of coastal forest.
One potential Achilles’ heel for the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit is the need for dredge-and-fill permits from the state.  The project, including its associated pipeline, will have a massive impact on the Coos Bay estuary, due to dredging...
Dec
18

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal Land Use Hearing

December 18, 2015, Coquille

Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's conception.
Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's conception.
Coos County will consider a new application for land use approvals from the Jordan Cove Energy Project on Friday, December 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the Owen Building, 201 N. Adams in Coquille.  The application will be considered by a hearings...
Oct
23

Party in Pistol River for Mining-Free South Coast Streams

October 23, 2015, Gold Beach

Photo of the Pistol River at sunset by Kem Morrish.
Opponents of nickel mine schemes that could afflict the near-pristine rivers of the southern Oregon coast will celebrate recent successes and point toward future activism with a party on Friday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Hwy., Gold...

Oct
23

Roam the Wild Edge Book Release in Astoria

October 23, 2015, Astoria

Photo of North Coast Land Conservancy's Katie Voelke.
Our colleagues with the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) are planning a gala evening celebrating coastal conservation and release of the landscape-celebrating book The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast (Braided River), a photographic journey from the deep ocean to the summit of...
Sep
26

Rally against LNG By Land and Sea

September 26, 2015, North Bend

Poster for rally with image of kayakers in Coos Bay.
Opponents of the LNG (liquefied natural gas) plan proposed for Jordan Cove on Coos Bay’s North Spit are rallying this Saturday, Sept. 26, from noon to 6 p.m.  The “Seize the Day, Save the Bay” event takes place at Ferry Road Park in North Bend (directly east of the south end of the North...
Sep
24

Kelso Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 24, 2015, Kelso

Photo of proposed LNG plant site on Skipanon Peninsula.
This is one of three local hearings to gather public input on the LNG plant that is proposed for the Skipanon Peninsula (see related article). Speakers’ slots are only three minutes long, so detailed testimony isn’t possible. Personal statements about issues such as the loss of wetlands and...