Land Use Events

Feb
21

Parks and Recreation Meeting

February 21, 2019, Independence

 Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The Parks and Recreation Commission, which oversees the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, meets Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Independence Event Center (555 S. Main St.) in Independence.  The meeting, in the conference room on the...

Feb
21

Talks on Forests and Climate Change

February 21, 2019, Astoria

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association.
Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association. | Photo by Walt Childress.

Chuck Willer and Mary Scurlock will speak about Wall Street-driven forest management in light of the climate crisis on Feb. 21; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. The event is...

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

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...
Sep
23

Ridgefield Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 23, 2015, Ridgefield

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...
Sep
22

Vernonia Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 22, 2015, Vernonia

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...
Aug
11

Public Invited to Help Plan for Lincoln County Parks

August 11, 2015 - August 12, 2015

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), otherwise known as State Parks, is engaged in comprehensive planning for the future of parks in its South Beach and Beverly Beach planning units, which essentially cover the entire Lincoln County coast. A set of public meetings is coming up...