Land Use Events

Apr
11

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 11, 2021

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Apr
15

Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021

 

Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of...

Apr
20

Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021

Mudflat meets eelgrass bed.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20,...

Apr
26

FERNS Workshop

April 26, 2021

Clearcuts in the Coast Range.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Forest Electronic Notification and Reporting System, known more poetically as FERNS, is a tool that enables citizens to monitor forestry activity in their watersheds of interest.  A workshop in utilizing this...

May
11

Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...

Past Events

Sep
25

Climate Plan Webinar

September 25, 2020

King tide washes up against Coquille, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation...

Sep
24

LCDC Considers Climate Policies

September 24, 2020

King tide, a preview of climate change, floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) with take up rulemaking with regard to its “Climate-Friendly” and “Equitable Communities” initiatives at its next...

Sep
10

Virtual Tour of Oregon Coast Trail

September 10, 2020

It's good to see Bonnie's back. The author starts on the Oregon Coast Trail at the Columbia jetty.

The Oregon Coast Trail is a border-to-border hiking route first proposed about 50 years ago and first declared “hikeable” in the 1980s. But it remains a work in progress. And people have...

Sep
10

Seminar on Beaver and Water

September 10, 2020

Beaver dam.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The online version of the Hatfield Marine Science Center research seminar series continues on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. with a talk by Kami Ellingson, Watershed Program Manager with the Siuslaw National Forest.  Her topic:...

Sep
7

Deadline for Coastal Planning Comments

September 7, 2020

Development in a risky location in Bayshore on the Alsea spit.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Oregon’s Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is the state’s federally recognized plan for managing coastal and ocean resources under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA).  An important source of funding for...

Sep
1

Jordan Cove Appeal Online

September 1, 2020

Henderson Marsh, immediately adjacent to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG site.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

The fate of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational Pembina aims to build in Coos Bay’s North Spit, may hinge not on public rallies or lawsuits, but on very...

Aug
25

Webinar on Regenerative Agriculture

August 25, 2020

Dr. Ann Schmierer.

Shoreline Education for Awareness looks inland for the subject of the next webinar in their series, as they host a talk by Ann Schmierer on “Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Soil for a Healthy Planet.  This online presentation takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30...

Aug
18

Cape Perpetua Geology Webinar

August 18, 2020

Thor's Well at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Justin Knott.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative offers a deep time experience with the webinar “A Yachats Volcano?  Understanding the Geology of the Cape Perpetua Area.”  This online presentation by geologist David Muerdter takes place at 6...

Aug
17

Comment Deadline re: Oil and Gas Policy

August 17, 2020

Oil rigs off Neahkahnie....just kidding, but this is why we need drilling regulations.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has submitted a request for a program change concerning conservation of oil and gas to the federal Office for Coastal Management.  The department wants to change and...

Aug
15

Virtual Group Hike

August 15, 2020

Merchants Beach north of Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is attempting a new gambit to evade the clutches of the coronavirus.  Instead of a socially distanced hike by a group, they are promoting a “virtual group hike” by individuals.

The idea is to...