Land Use Events

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...

May
18

Mayfly Festival

May 18, 2019, Coos Bay

 Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.
Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.

The Coos Watershed Association is celebrating its 25th year of caring for the Coos Bay watershed with its 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Past Events

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...

Nov
30

Public Comment Deadline: Beach Driving in Lincoln City

November 30, 2016

Photo of vehicle access to beach in Lincoln City, by Lois Hartwig.
Access at N. 15th St., the other vehicle access point in Lincoln City. Photo by Lois Hartwig.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is extending the public comment period through Nov. 30 on a proposed rule change that would close a 300-foot section of the beach to motor vehicles...

Nov
22

Coastal Landscape Planning Meeting

November 22, 2016, Portland

Photo of the Alsea River estuary courtesy of The Wetlands Conservancy.
Photo of the Alsea River estuary courtesy of The Wetlands Conservancy.

Those with an interest in big-picture approaches to understanding vast landscapes will want to take note of a meeting taking place in Portland on Nov. 22. 

The meeting concerns a “blueprint” for planning a “climate...

Nov
19

Cannon Beach Salmon Celebration

November 19, 2016, Cannon Beach

Salmon spawning. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Salmon spawning. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Everyone is invited to a community festival and potluck dinner, the “Return of the Salmon Celebration,” hosted by the Ecola Creek Awareness Project on Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Community Hall (2nd and Spruce).

To share...

Nov
17

Columbia River Estuary Action Team Meeting

November 17, 2016, Astoria

Columbia River estuary. Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Photo caption: Looking past Astoria to the bridge and the Columbia River estuary. Photo by Sonja Peterson.

In the wake of the community’s successful resistance to the proposed—and now defeated— "Oregon LNG" export facility, citizens of the lower Columbia area formed the Columbia River...

Nov
15

Public Hearing on South Coast Mining

November 15, 2016, Brookings

Mining opponents packed a hearing last year in Gold Beach. Photo by Kyle Ashby.
Mining opponents packed a hearing last year in Gold Beach. Photo by Kyle Ashby.

Oregon Shores is fully in support of the south coast conservationists who have been advocating very effectively for a “mineral withdrawal” that would block nickel mining in the headwaters areas of important south...

Oct
19

Public Hearing on Sand Removal Issue in Cannon Beach

October 19, 2016, Cannon Beach

Breakers Point Condominiums, viewed across Ecola Creek, and the dune in question. Photo by Marc Bates.
Breakers Point Condominiums, viewed across Ecola Creek, and the dune in question. Photo by Marc Bates.

The proposal to move tons of sand to clear away the view for the residents of the Breakers Point Condominiums, which has roiled Cannon Beach for months (and, periodically, for many years)...

Oct
11

Rally for Public Ownership of the Elliott State Forest

October 11, 2016, Salem

Scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.
Scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

Citizens concerned about preserving the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay for the public will rally in Salem on Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The occasion is a meeting of the State Land Board, which...