Land Use Events

Aug
22

Invasive Plants Talk

August 22, 2019, Yachats

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

Jim Nechols, a retired professor of entomology from Kansas State University, will present two talks at noon on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

Aug
23

Lamprey Lecture

August 23, 2019, Gold Beach

Lamprey in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Biologist Stewart Reid will give a talk on the lamprey, an ancient creature, neither fish nor eel, that inhabits coastal watersheds and holds great cultural significance for Native Americans.  His talk, discussing...

Aug
27

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

August 27, 2019, Newport

Riprap being installed at Wakonda Beach.\Photo by Woody Dukes.

The Department of Land Conservation (DLCD) has convened a focus group to review the state’s administration of its policies concerning shoreline armoring (aka beachfront protection structures), typically riprap.  This group is...

Aug
27

Coos Bay Navigability Hearing.

August 27, 2019, Coos Bay

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the channel alteration proposed by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to facilitate the use of Coos Bay by LNG (liquefied natural gas) tankers.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. in the City...

Past Events

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...

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...