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

May
31

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership

May 31, 2017, Newport

Image of Clay Creek in Oregon.
Clay Creek | Photo courtesy of BLM

First Timers – If this is your first Partnership meeting, you are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation.  For information about the origins and purpose of the Partnership, see our earlier article.  

At the May 31 meeting, they will wrap up Step One...

May
20

Citizen Science by Kayak

May 20, 2017, Seaside

Policeman's Helmet. Photo courtesy of Simplicius.
Policeman's Helmet. Photo courtesy of Simplicius.

The North Coast Land Conservancy and Necanicum Watershed Council are seeking skilled kayakers interested in participating in a citizen science project that will contribute to the eradication of an invasive species.

The groups seek to seek out...

May
17

Talk on Art and Nature

May 17, 2017, Seaside

Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of NCLC.

As the founder and first executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, and before that an Oregon Shores board member, Neal Maine knows all about the gritty details of land use planning, water quality, restoration, and other aspects of...

May
14

Lecture on Conservation Photography

May 14, 2017, Netarts

Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.

The Oregon Historical Society is presenting a series of lectures called “Hunting Birds with a Camera:  How William Finley and Herman Bohlman Used Photography to Save Oregon’s...

May
12

Forest Book Launch

May 12, 2017, Manzanita

Poster for May The Forest Be With You event in Manzanita, Oregon.

Save the date of Friday, May 12 for the book release celebration of May the Forest Be With You, a project of Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection.  The Hoffman Center for the Arts will be the setting as the creation of 24 different local artists, writers, scientists and musicians...

May
9

Hearing on Elliott State Forest

May 9, 2017, Salem

 Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.
Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.

The State Land Board, consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer, meets on May 9, 10 a.m. until noon, to consider once again the fate of the Elliott State Forest.  The earlier decision was to sell off the forest to...

May
4

Talk on Lamprey Conservation

May 4, 2017, Newport

 Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.
Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The future of ancient creatures will be under consideration when the MidCoast Watersheds Council Conservation offers a presentation on “Conservation planning for three lampreys of coastal Oregon:  Western Brook Lamprey, Western River Lamprey, and...

Apr
22

Guided Nature Walk

April 22, 2017, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.

CoastWatchers Betty Bahn and Sally Lockyear will lead a botanical walk along the Giant Spruce Trail at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.  The event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders &...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...

Apr
19

Lecture on Beavers

April 19, 2017, Seaside

 Kate Holleran.
Kate Holleran.

As humans have come to understand and value the critical role of wetlands in healthy ecosystems, beavers—the world’s greatest wetland engineers—are finally getting the respect they deserve. Scientist Kate Holleran will discuss returning beavers to our landscapes and living...