Land Use Events

Feb
29

Leap Year Hike

February 29, 2020, Florence

Siltcoos Lake, from the trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike on the Siltcoos Lake Trail, making a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to the shores...

Feb
29

History Talk on Big Creek

February 29, 2020, Yachats

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek,” will discuss the campaign to preserve this area in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.  The visitor center (2400 Hwy. 101) is located about three miles south of...

Feb
29

Talk on Forest Toxicology

February 29, 2020, Rockaway Beach

Helicopter spraying chemicals on the forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection group sponsors a “Speaking Truth to Power” speaker series.  The presenter for the first of these events in 2020 will be Deke Gunderson, a professor of environmental...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Mar
7

Coastal Photography Talk

March 7, 2020, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, site of the talk.\Photo by Andre' Hagestadt.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on coastal photography by Jamie Kish, proprietor of Girl in Water Photography.  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Cape Perpetua...

Mar
14

Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be the subject of the next talk in the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. The presentation on the Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration...

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
21

Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Barred Owl.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...

May
13

Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The...

Past Events

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
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
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 piece together...

Oct
16

Parking Plan Town Hall

October 16, 2019, Pacific City

horeline armoring (both riprap and seawalls) dominates the Lincoln City shoreline.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners has organized a Town Hall concerning the controversial Pacific City/Woods Parking Management Plan.  The session takes place on Wednesday, Oct....

Oct
16

Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.

The coast may depend on visitors economically, but environmentally, tourism can have a major impact.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring a workshop on “Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine...

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

Dorothy Horn with research subject.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is free.

The...

Oct
10

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 10, 2019, Port Orford

Aftermath of the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County.|Photo courtesy of Curry Fire Prevention.

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Port Orford  Public...

Oct
9

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 9, 2019, Brookings

ftermath of the Chetco Bar fire in Curry County.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State Library.

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Chetco Public Library (405...