Land Use Events

Jun
25

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 25, 2019, Myrtle Creek

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
26

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 26, 2019, Medford

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
27

Invasive Plants Talk

June 27, 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, June 27, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

Jul
9

Lecture on Forest Ecology

July 9, 2019, Nehalem

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

Trygve Steen, a professor of forest ecology, environmental sustainability, and photography at Portland State University, will address the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection meeting on Tuesday, July 9.  His talk,...

Jul
23

North Bend Pipeline Hearing

July 23, 2019, North Bend

Jordan Cove in foreground, with tip of North Bend to be crossed by pipeline in the distance.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The battle against the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s attempt to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has many fronts.  One of these is Jordan...

Aug
21

Coastal Economic Summit

August 21, 2019, Florence

Florence, seen from the sea.|Photo by Alex Derr.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus, made of the state legislators from the coast, is sponsoring a coastal Economic Summit, a two-day event designed to discuss the region’s economy and communities. ...

Past Events

Feb
27

Curry County Commissioners’ Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Curry County's Rogue River, at Lex Landing.\Photo by Kelly Timchak.
Curry County's Rogue River, at Lex Landing.\Photo by Kelly Timchak.

The Curry County Board of Commissioners is holding a workshop on natural resource policy on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3-5 p.m.  Staff from various resource agencies, such as the Oregon Water Resources Department, Forest Service,...

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
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Mallard and ducklings.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Mallard and ducklings. | Photo by Roy Lowe.

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...

Feb
21

Talks on Forests and Climate Change

February 21, 2019, Astoria

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association.
Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association. | Photo by Walt Childress.

Chuck Willer and Mary Scurlock will speak about Wall Street-driven forest management in light of the climate crisis on Feb. 21; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. The event is...

Feb
21

Parks and Recreation Meeting

February 21, 2019, Independence

 Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The Parks and Recreation Commission, which oversees the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, meets Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Independence Event Center (555 S. Main St.) in Independence.  The meeting, in the conference room on the...

Feb
15

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Red-tailed hawk. | Photo by Budd Titlow

Join birders from around the world for this annual citizen science project sponsored by Cornell Lab and National Audubon. This event takes place from Feb. 15-18, and is open to all willing participants. 

To participate, identify and count birds for as...

Feb
12

Renaming Celebration

February 12, 2019, Nehalem

The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

The Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection group is no more—because it is now encompassing more territory with the new name, North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection.  The new name reflects the fact that the group works with a...

Feb
10

Winter Yardangs Hike

February 10, 2019, Reedsport

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday, Feb. 10, meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). Walking sticks...

Feb
9

Lecture on Native Bees

February 9, 2019, Yachats

Insect biologist Dave Gordon will introduce his audience to the diversity and natural history of bees in general during a talk slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachats).  Gordon will emphasize the species native to North...

Feb
7

Talk on Monitoring Stream Habitat

February 7, 2019, Newport

Mark Stone collects scale samples from a salmon carcass as part of a spawning grounds survey. | Photo courtesy of LSWCD
Mark Stone collects scale samples from a salmon carcass as part of a spawning grounds survey. | Photo courtesy of LSWCD

For the past 22 years, the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) has been monitoring stream habitat conditions and the populations of salmon and steelhead on...