Land Use Events

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

Nov
25

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

November 25, 2018, Yachats

Image of Cape Perpetua trails along the coastline.
Cape Perpetua trails and coastline. | Photo by Richard W.

This fall, join guest speakers at Cape Perpetua for free educational presentations along with the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring. Presentations will be held every Saturday from November 3 to December 29 and will include a special...

Nov
24

Lecture on Big Cats

November 24, 2018, Yachats

Mountain lion. | Photo by Dorothy Sutherland, Flickr

David Thompson give a presentation entitled "Mountain Lions, Cougars, and Panthers, Oh My!" on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 US-101, Yachats).  The talk is part of the Cape Perpetua Speakers Series.  The event...

Nov
23

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 23, 2018, Coos Bay

Bastendorff Bog Mystery Feature. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

You can Opt Outside with the South Coast Striders this Friday and join them for a hike (good for working off the Thanksgiving feast). They will do the Bastendorff Bog trail hike out and back, with some additional...

Nov
18

South Slough Trails Hike

November 18, 2018, Charleston

South Slough National Estuary Entrance.
South Slough National Estuary entrance. | Photo by Matt LeBlanc.

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for their South Slough Trails Hike on Sunday, Nov. 18. Meet them at  a.m. in the parking lot of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center...

Nov
17

Talk on Tectonics and the Pacific Northwest

November 17, 2018, Yachats

Professor Bob Lillie. | Courtesy of Bob Lillie

Geologist Bob Lillie will present "Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest" on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  His lecture is part of the...

Nov
17

Cape Arago Hike

November 17, 2018, Coos Bay

Cape Arago State Park. | Photo courtesy from Oregon's Adventure Coast

The Friends of the Umpqua hiking group invites the public to join them for a hike at Cape Arago on the Coos County coast Nov. 17. The group meets before 8 a.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the old...

Nov
15

Bandon Hotel Hearing

November 15, 2018, Bandon

 

Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.
Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.

The vexed issue of the hotel proposed for iconic Coquille Point is coming to the fore again.  Bandon’s Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a new version of the...

Nov
15

Mushroom Walk

November 15, 2018, Cannon Beach

The Ecola Creek Awareness Project is hosting a Mushroom Walk on November 7 at 11 a.m. along Ecola Creek in Cannon Beach. Dane Osis, a ranger at Fort Stevens State Park, will lead a mushroom foraging orientation walk to find and identify edible and inedible mushrooms in the Ecola Creek...

Nov
13

Know Your Rights Workshop

November 13, 2018, Nehalem

Nehalem Bay, with Wheeler in foreground.\Photo by Dennis White.
Nehalem Bay, with Wheeler in foreground.\Photo by Dennis White.

Join the Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection group for their public meeting which will be held on Tuesday, November 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. a the North Coast Recreation District building, kitchen (36155 9th St, Nehalem)....

Nov
11

Talk on Netarts Area History

November 11, 2018, Netarts

Ocean viewed from Cape Lookout. Photo by Alex Derr.
Ocean viewed from Cape Lookout. | Photo by Alex Derr.

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS for a history program spanning the area between the headlands bookending Netarts Bay on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP here for exact meeting location. 

Park Ranger Travis Korbe of the...