Land Use Events


Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022


Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...


Shoreline Access Survey

June 30, 2022


Muriel Ponsler Wayside.
Muriel Ponsler Wayside.\Photo courtesy of 100 Steps.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has begun a study of public access to Oregon’s public shore.  With more and more people visiting the coast, and many private owners seeking ways to exclude the public, this is an increasingly...


Guided Netarts Spit Walk--Now Full

July 1, 2022, Netarts

Netarts Spit.
Netarts Spit from Anderson's viewpoint.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

An opportunity to explore the Netarts Spit and learn about its natural history is offered by the Friends of Netarts Spit WEBS and Portland Audubon, along with Oregon State Parks.  The beachwalk begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 1,...

Past Events


Science on Tap: Coastal Hazards

March 16, 2022

High tide erodes bluffs at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Fran Recht.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues its “Science on Tap” lecture series.  In the covid era, the talks are online.  The downside is that instead of imbibing with fellow science enthusiasts, you have to pour your own in...


Clatsop County Hearing on Natural Hazards

March 8, 2022

A king tide on the Clatsop County coast, a preview of todal flooding anticipated with climate change.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

Clatsop County is updating its comprehensive plan, and the current focus is on how statewide planning Goal 7, concerning natural hazards, is covered in the...


Meeting on Wind Energy and Fisheries

March 4, 2022

Closeup of an offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of Cornell University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is developing a plan to open the ocean in federal waters off Oregon’s shore to wind energy development.  This is a form of renewable energy, but it also poses...


Webinar on Forest and Climate

March 3, 2022

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a talk on the intersection of forests and climate at its March meeting, Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.  The topic: “This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Forestry: Forest Management in a Changing Climate.” 



Humbug Mountain Hike

February 26, 2022, Port Orford

Humbug Mountain.\Photo courtesty of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is sponsoring two hikes of varying lengths at Humbug Mountain, south of Port Orford.  The hikes are free and open to anyone, although places are limited.  However, if there is enough interest, it...


Siskiyou Film Festival

February 25, 2022

The Rogue River.\Photo by Dennis White.

For those seeking a cinematic glimpse of the southwestern corner of the state, KS Wild is merging its annual Siskiyou Filmfest with Rogue Riverkeeper’s annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 25, beginning at 6 p.m.  For the usual reason,...


Offshore Wind Task Force Meets

February 25, 2022

Offshore wind energy turbines.\Photo courtesy of Stanford University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assessing Oregon’s continental shelf for sites for wind energy development.  “Call areas,” where BOEM intends to offer leases to would-be wind developers who will...