Land Use Events

Aug
18

Dual South Coast Hikes

August 18, 2019, Langlois

The New River, seen from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a “Summer Sampler” of two hikes to striking south coast sites on Sunday, Aug. 18.  The first takes place at the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).  Meet at 10 a.m. at the ACEC...

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. ...

Aug
23

Lamprey Lecture

August 23, 2019, Gold Beach

Lamprey in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Biologist Stewart Reid will give a talk on the lamprey, an ancient creature, neither fish nor eel, that inhabits coastal watersheds and holds great cultural significance for Native Americans.  His talk, discussing...

Aug
27

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

August 27, 2019, Newport

The Department of Land Conservation (DLCD) has convened a focus group to review the state’s administration of its policies concerning shoreline armoring (aka beachfront protection structures), typically riprap.  This group is formally known as the Goal 18: ...

Aug
27

Coos Bay Navigability Hearing.

August 27, 2019, Coos Bay

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the channel alteration proposed by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to facilitate the use of Coos Bay by LNG (liquefied natural gas) tankers.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. in the City...

Past Events

Apr
9

Hearing on Coquille Point Hotel

April 9, 2019, Bandon

Coquille Point, with the mouth of the Coquille River in the background, from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Coquille Point, with the mouth of the Coquille River in the background, from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Bandon City Council will take up the issue of the proposed hotel development at iconic Coquille Point at a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 5 p.m. in the council chambers at...

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...

Mar
21

State Forest Habitat Conservation Plan Meeting (or Webinar)

March 21, 2019, Salem

A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.
A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.

A Habitat Conservation Plan Public Kick-Off Meeting will be held Thursday, March 21 in Salem with options to attend in-person and via webinar. The presentation by the Oregon Department of Forestry will be from 1-3 p.m. with an informal meet-n-greet...

Mar
19

Talk on Fish Stock Status

March 19, 2019, Siletz

Biologist Paul Olmstead.
Biologist Paul Olmstead.

The Siletz Watershed Council invites the public to a talk on fish populations in the mid-coast area.  The event, the council’s quarterly meeting, takes place on Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (225 S.E. Gaither St.).  Light refreshments...

Mar
16

Owling along the Rogue

March 16, 2019, Gold Beach

Barrel Owl in Oregon.
Barrel owl in Oregon. | Photo by Chanel Hason.

Join Kalmiopsis Audubon Society tripleader Gary Maschmeyer to kick off this year’s Let’s Go Birding season with an outing to the Rogue River Walk in search of owls. This walk will take place on Saturday, March 16, at 5:45 p.m. Meet at the Gold...

Mar
16

Lecture on Tahkenitch Landing Site

March 16, 2019, Yachats

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to one of the oldest archaeological sites along the Central Oregon Coast. Tahkenitch Landing, seven miles north of Reedsport, provides intriguing insights into how humans responded to a changing environment between 8,000 and 3,000 years before present...

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...

Mar
13

Hearing on Floras Lake

March 13, 2019, Gold Beach

Floras Lake from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Floras Lake from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The long-sought Floras Lake land swap will be on the Curry County commissioners’ agenda when they meet on Wednesday, 9 a.m., in the County Annex Building (94235 Moore St.).  The proposal is for State Parks to swap about 33 acres at the...

Mar
12

Meeting on Spraying Strategy

March 12, 2019, Nehalem

Helicopter spraying of pesticides.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Helicopter spraying of pesticides.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP—the recently renamed Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection) hosts Lincoln County Community Rights (LCCR) for a discussion of how the latter group has addressed the...