Land Use Events

Oct
19

Dellenback Dunes Hike

October 19, 2019, Lakeside

Dunes traversed by the Dellenback Trail.

The Southcoast Striders invite the public to explore the Oregon dunes via the Dellenback Dunes Trail.  The hike takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the trailhead next to the S. Eel Creek Campground, near Lakeside (about 15 miles...

Oct
19

Guided Naturalist Walk

October 19, 2019, Newport

Dowitchers.\Photo by Peter Pearsall, USFWS.

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a guided nature walk on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 to about 11 a.m., which will explore both the Yaquina Bay shoreline and the south jetty.  Meet in the visitor center parking lot at the Hatfield Marine...

Oct
19

Fossil Field Trip

October 19, 2019, Netarts

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) host a fossil field trip on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 9 a.m.  Exact location for the start of the field trip revealed to those who RSVP.

To quote WEBS:  “Digging deep into the Netarts Bay area helps us...

Oct
26

Last Birdwalk

October 26, 2019, Gold Beach

Chestnut-backed chickadee.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Kalmiopsis Audubon’s last bird-watching field trip of the season is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Trip leader Gary Maschmeyer will lead this expedition on the Jim Hunt Loop along the Rogue River.  Meet him at 8:45 a.m. at the Gold Beach...

Nov
1

Public Coastal Planning Policy Meeting

November 1, 2019, Bandon

Shoreline at Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is going through a five-year update of its planning and policies.  As part of this process, OCMP is holding public listening sessions, at which concerned members of the public can provide suggestions...

Nov
2

Dunes Restoration Talk

November 2, 2019, Yachats

Volunteers removing Scotch broom in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Brian Saunders, communications and outreach coordinator for the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative (ODRC), along with other ODRC staff, will provide a presentation on dunes restoration and the ODRC organization...

Nov
7

Talk on Improving Streams

November 7, 2019, Newport

Dr. Chris Jordan in his natural habitat.

The reintroduction of beavers and large woody debris as a means of improving streams and creating more resilient watersheds will be the focus of a talk sponsored by MidCoast Watersheds Council on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts...

Nov
9

Elliott Forest Mushroom Hike

November 9, 2019, Coos Bay

Elliott State Forest.\Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

Oregon Shores joined conservationists throughout the state in successfully opposing a plant that would have sold off the Elliott State Forest for logging.  The state held onto it, and planning is underway for its future. ...

Past Events

Feb
14

Elliott State Forest Hearing

February 14, 2017, Salem

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

The State Land Board will hold another hearing on the fate of the Elliott State Forest on Tuesday, February 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at Department of State Lands headquarters (775 Summer St. N.E. in Salem). The...

Feb
9

Talk on Wetlands Restoration

February 9, 2017, Manzanita

Dan Bottom
Dan Bottom

Talk on Wetlands Restoration

Dan Bottom, author and scientist, will give a presentation examining the science behind estuary wetlands restoration and the recovery of salmon populations.  His talk, sponsored by the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, takes place Thursday, February 9,...

Feb
9

Comment on Yaquina Head Plan

February 9, 2017

Yaquina Head from the ocean side. Photo by Alex Derr.
Yaquina Head from the ocean side. Photo by Alex Derr.

The Bureau of Land Management is preparing a Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) for the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in Newport.  The deadline for public comments is close of business on February 9.

At this stage of the...

Feb
2

Lecture on Floods and Endangered Species

February 2, 2017, Newport

Salmon River marshes in flood at King Tide. Photo by Corrina Chase.
Salmon River marshes in flood at King Tide. Photo by Corrina Chase.

The public is invited to a presentation by Matt Spangler at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the National Flood Insurance program and the Endangered...

Jan
25

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership Meeting

January 25, 2017, Newport

Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.
Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.

The Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership, engaging cities, water districts, state agencies, tribes, and other entities, has been convened to study the area’s water needs.  The group’s meetings are public, and individuals (or new partner...

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...