Land Use Events

May
24

Hearing on Rocky Shores

May 24, 2019, Salem

Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.

At its upcoming meeting Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will hold a hearing on the draft Rocky Habitat Management Strategy that the Ocean Policy Advisory Council has been developing over the past couple of...

Past Events

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...

Oct
6

Forested Wetland Restoration Talk

October 6, 2016, Newport

Photo of Neacoxie Creek forested wetland area by Bob Goldberg.
Neacoxie Creek forested wetland area. Photo by Bob Goldberg.

The public is invited to a Newport talk by Jake Robinson of Yankee Creek Forestry to learn about forested wetland and spruce swamp restoration. 

Estuaries and wetlands along the Oregon coast have been altered during the past 150...

Sep
16

Pesticide Discussion

September 16, 2016, Wheeler

Photo of Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics.
Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics.

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWP) will host Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics, for a talk on how communities are addressing pesticide issues, at the group’s next meeting, Friday, Sept. 16.

The event, free and open to all,...