Land Use Events

Dec
12

Jump Off Joe Comment Deadline

December 12, 2018, Newport

 Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.
Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.

The opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed vacation of the Jump-Off Joe Road right-of-way has been extended for a week from the public hearing.  The new deadline for public testimony is...

Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
13

Western Monarch Update

December 13, 2018, Gold Beach

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. | Photo by Tracy Robillard.

Come learn what's happening with monarchs at this "Pollinator Tea Talk” by Tom Landis and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates. This talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St,...

Dec
15

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

December 15, 2018, Roseburg

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

Join the Friends of the Umpqua, a Roseburg Oregon Hiking Group, on a hike to the Tahkenitch Dunes on Saturday Dec. 15 meeting in the the Douglas County Courthouse (1036 SE Douglas Ave # 201, Roseburg) parking lot behind the old Douglas County...

Dec
18

Slietz Watershed Council Meeting

December 18, 2018, Siletz

Siletz watershed. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Daily News

The Siletz Watershed Council will be holding their quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (255 S Gaither St, Siletz).

At the meeting, two employees of the Lincoln Soil and...

Dec
22

Hall Lake & Winter Yardangs Hike

December 22, 2018, 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 Dec. 22 meeting at 9 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). The Striders are...

Dec
23

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

December 23, 2018, Yachats

 View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground. | Photo by Gregory Henton.

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 Nov. 3 to Dec. 29...

Dec
29

Archaeology Talk

December 29, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.
Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.

Archaeologists Kevin Bruce and Molly Kirkpatrick, who work for the Siuslaw National Forest, will speak on the forest's archaeological resources on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats)....

Jan
16

Conservancy Management Discussion

January 16, 2019, Seaside

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

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 private land...

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...

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

Oct
6

Oswald West Action Day

October 6, 2018, Arch Cape

Join the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a beach cleanup along with some restoration projects at Oswald West State Park (Arch Cape) on Saturday October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

They plan to spend 2 hours on beach...

Oct
6

Fossil Discovery Walk

October 6, 2018, Netarts

Fossilized Crab
Fossilized Crab. | Photo courtesy of Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea - WEBS group is hosting a "Geology of Netarts: Fossil Discover Walk" on Saturday, Oct. 6th, from 9 a.m.-noon at Netarts Bay.  The goal of the expedition is to...

Oct
6

Pistol River Birding Trip

October 6, 2018, Gold Beach

Red-tailed hawk. | Photo by Budd Titlow

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society invites the public along for a Let's Go Birding adventure at the Pistol River on Oct. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. The trip leader will be Gary Maschmeyer. The group will look first for migrating ducks, geese, and shorebirds in...

Oct
5

Dunes Meeting and Tour

October 5, 2018, Florence

Beach in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Beach in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

The Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative is holding its next meeting on Friday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. in Florence’s Community Baptist Church (4590 Hwy 101).  The public is invited to learn about activities being conducted to...

Oct
4

Tillamook Master Recycler Training

October 4, 2018, Tillamook

 Tillamook Master Recyclers at work on the beach.
Tillamook Master Recyclers at work on the beach.

Volunteers are sought for Tillamook County’s Master Recycler Team.  A training session has been organized for this fall.  Actually, three sessions:  Thursday, Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5...

Sep
30

World Rivers Day

September 30, 2018, Portland

Salmon in Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Zoo

Those who reside in the Metro area or will be visiting can join in celebrating World Rivers Day at the Oregon Zoo (4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland) on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11a.m.-3 p.m. 

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways...

Sep
30

Oregon Coast Quest Launch

September 30, 2018, Dunes City

Siltcoos Recreation Area entrance. | Photo by 100steps.info

On Sunday September 30th, from 10a.m. to 2p.m., Vision Quest’s Get Wild Series presents Oregon Coast Quest Launch. For this event, they ask you to stop by Campsite #3 at Waxmyrtle Campground (Oregon Coast Hwy, Dunes City) in the...

Sep
29

Learn to Quest Workshops

September 29, 2018, Florence

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. | Photo courtesy of Florence Area Chamber of Commerce
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. | Photo courtesy of Florence Area Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday September 29th, with two start times at either 1p.m.-2p.m. or 2:30p.m-3:30p.m., the Quest group are hosting Learning To Quest! workshops. They invite you to visit the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum (278 Maple...

Sep
29

National Public Lands Day

September 29, 2018, Yachats

Forest Service Naturalists with Children at Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo courtesy of US Forest Service PNW

Celebrate National Public Lands Day in Yachats on Saturday, September 29, 11a.m. to 3p.m., by helping kick-off the Agents of Discovery Cape Perpetua Scenic Area...

Sep
27

EcoFilm Festival

September 27, 2018, Portland

Beaver nibbling. | Photo courtesy of Portland Ecofilm Festival

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing films about nature, the environment, outdoor pursuits and eco-conscious living.  The organizers host a four-day...