Land Use Events

Oct
22

Jordan Cove Eelgrass Hearing

October 22, 2019, Coos Bay

Eelgrass.\Photo by York Johnson.

As part of its plan to construct an LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility on Coos Bay’s North Spit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposes to dredge up eelgrass beds that are crucial to the estuarine ecosystem, and then develop new eelgrass beds elsewhere (as...

Oct
24

Lecture on Estuary Habitat Loss

October 24, 2019, Newport

Yaquina Bay marsh.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Wetland ecologist Laura Brophy will speak on “Insights into estuary habitat loss in the western United State using a new method for mapping maximum extent of tidal wetlands" on Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at the...

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
6

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

November 6, 2019, Coquille

Aerial view of Jordan Cove (left of photo).\Photo by Rena Olson.

Oregon Shores has been engaged in a wide range of local land use issues relating to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational corporation Pembina seeks to build on Coos Bay’s North Spit.  These...

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

Jul
7

Blacklock Point Hike

July 7, 2019, Langlois

Blacklock Point, as seen from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them for a rugged, 8.5-mile hike to one of the coast’s most beautiful spots.  The hike will travel from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point, along beaches, forest trails and...

Jul
2

Tour of Proposed Clearcut

July 2, 2019, Arch Cape

Hug Point waterfall.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) plans to clearcut 77 acres of public forest containing the drinking watershed for local residents. This cut abuts Highway 101 between Arcadia Beach and Hug Point State Parks.  It is adjacent to occupied...

Jun
26

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 26, 2019, Medford

LNG pipeline under construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
25

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 25, 2019, Myrtle Creek

LNG pipeline under construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
24

Community Meeting on North Jetty Park

June 24, 2019, Florence

Mouth of the Siuslaw River; North Jetty Park is north of the river behind the dunes.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

A proposal is being considered for a change in the management of Florence’s North Jetty Park.  The land is owned by the state’s Department of State Lands (DSL) and managed by State...

Jun
24

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 24, 2019, Coos Bay

LNG pipeline under construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  The only coastal hearing will be held Monday, June 24,...

Jun
18

Hearing on Jordan Cove Dredging

June 18, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay's entrance, through which LNG tankers will pass.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay's entrance, through which LNG tankers will pass.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s application to alter the navigation channel through the Coos Bay estuary, widening it to accommodate LNG (liquefied natural...

Jun
18

Discussion of Coastal Coho

June 18, 2019, Siletz

Spawning Coho.\Photo courtesy of Animalia-life.

The Siletz Watershed Council will host a discussion about Oregon’s coastal coho populations at their summer quarter meeting, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the Siletz Public Library (225 Gaither St.).  The event is free and open to all.

Mike...

Jun
13

Seminar on Marine and Forest Reserves

June 13, 2019, Newport

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The subject of how coastal residents feel about marine and forest reserve areas, to put it in unscientific terms, will be the subject of a seminar in the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in...

Jun
11

Talk on Forest Economics

June 11, 2019, Nehalem

 Heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed, source of Rockaway's water supply.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
Heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed, source of Rockaway's water supply.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

Economist Ernie Niemi will discuss “Big Timber and You: The Economics Made Easy” on Tuesday, June 11, 6 p.m. at the North Coast Recreation District headquarters (36155 9th St.) in Nehalem. ...